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  1. says:

    One of several mountaineering books I read in the wake of Into Thin Air and I’m sorry to say probably the worst This is a woman’s account somewhat rare of climbing Denali also known as Mt McKinley the highest peak in North America books on Denali are also less common although there seem to be to chose from nowKocour can be ungracious in the descriptions of her fellow climbers indulges in some stereotyping of Korean climbers

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    Not all books about extreme adventure are as well written as this one It had the right balance of factual information and personal narrative Kocour was generous in not revealing the identities of team mates and others on the mountain whose behaviour was less than could be desired knowing that in life threatening situations many will act for their own benefit over the safety of others and some behave abominably

  3. says:

    I could never be a mountain climberFull review

  4. says:

    Ruth Anne Kocour tells the story of climbing Mount McKinley in a season in which 11 climbers died and she and her companions were trapped for days on end halfway up the mountain unable to go up or down in the mi

  5. says:

    Could have been an amazing story about strength both physical and spiritual but it wasn't Instead the author comments on some of her teammates' unpreparedness to climb Denali as well as a lot of vitriol for other climbing teams on the mountain at the same time as her team After finding out that her team was the last to make it out of base ca

  6. says:

    This is the amazing story of a team of climbers who survived severe storms on Mt McKinley I do have some reflections on the book that could get a little preachy be forewarned I was thinking about the mentality it takes to be a mountain climber and whether mentallyrelationally I could do it In mountaineering it is of course

  7. says:

    I loved this book I like books that take me on an adventure and this womens story of facing the extreme and climbing Mt McKinely Her survival story is truely insipiring and anyone who likes a deep thrill should

  8. says:

    This was a great book written by a women Not a lot of mountaineers are women or don't write about their experience This mountain is the largest climb in Roth America Very interesting to hear her side of climbing The last cople of chapters not as exciting She goes into a lot of terminology related to mountaineering which was nice to read I liked a lot just a little slow the last couple of chapters

  9. says:

    I've read a lot of mountain climbing memoirs This one was good but not great A group of climbers in 1992 got pinned down on Mt Denali in Alaska by the then worst storm ever seen up there A total of 11 climbers died on Denali that yea

  10. says:

    This is the third book I read on my recent week long vacation to Hawaii It's also in the genre of my new obsession devastating attempts to summit mountains I'm too tired and jet lagged to put words to my interest in this topic But I will say that I enjoyed this book 35 stars Thanks for the book gift Gary

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