In 1967, seven young men, members of a twelve-man expedition led by twenty-four-year-old Joe Wilcox, were stranded at 20,000 feet on Alaska's Mount McKinley in a vicious Arctic storm. Ten days passed while the storm raged, yet no rescue was mounted. All seven perished in what remains the most tragic expedition in American climbing history.
Revisitng the event in the tradition of Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire, James M. Tabor uncovers elements of controversy, finger-pointing, and cover-up that make this disaster unlike any other.
|Author||James M. Tabor|
|About the Author||
James M. Tabor, a former contributing editor to Outside, has attempted Mount McKinley and summitted Mount Sanford. He earned the Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize, a Barnes & Noble Discover selection, and a National Outdoor Book Award for Forever on the Mountain.
|Dimensions||6 x 9 inches, 400 pages|