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Escape From Lucania By David Roberts

Escape From Lucania by David Roberts

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Summary

The epic tale of a daring feat of mountaineering and its aftermath in pre-war Alaska. Bradford Washburn and Bob Bates made the first ascent of Mount Lucania in 1937 and, owing to critical flukes of weather and logistics, found themselves stranded with inadequate gear and provisions.

Escape From Lucania Summary

Escape From Lucania: An Epic Struggle for Survival by David Roberts

By 1937, Mount Lucania, at 17,150 feet, was the highest unclimbed peak in North America. It was not sheer technical difficulty that made Lucania redoubtable; it was the mountain's inaccessibility, lying in the centre of the sprawling Wrangell-St Elias wilderness, a labyrinth of huge glaciers and high, corniced ridges. In one of the most extraordinary feats of mountaineering achievement, Bradford Washburn and Bob Bates made the first ascent that year. But it's not simply the fact that the two men reached the summit that wins admiration, it is the style in which they did so. Owing to critical flukes of weather and logistics, Washburn and Bates found themselves suddenly stranded in the heart of that complex range, with inadequate gear and provisions. With astounding pluck, they pulled off the ascent in the course of escaping from a trap that would have cost other climbers their lives.

Escape From Lucania Reviews

* 'An utterly riveting, immensely enjoyable read' - Jon Krakauer, author of INTO THIN AIR * 'Ranks with the best mountaineering literature' - THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

About David Roberts

David Roberts is one of the pre-eminent adventure writers working today, the author of more than a dozen books. His articles have appeared in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE and MEN'S JOURNAL.

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GOR002041716
9780316724883
0316724882
Escape From Lucania: An Epic Struggle for Survival by David Roberts
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2003-03-06
224
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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