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Ways to the Sky, A Historical Guide to North American Mountaineering

Here is the complete portrait of the history of mountaineering across our continent. Exhaustive research, poignant analysis, superb writing craft, and hundreds of historical photographs won this book the National Outdoor Book  
Award and another top award from the Banff Festival of Mountain Books.

Anyone who wants to know about North America’s mountaineers--from the Native Americans and the early pioneers to the modern super-climbers of today--will find this book to be an enlightening narrative, a definitive resource, and a great read.

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• Conceptually innovative structure based on the four stages of mountaineering--summiting, technical mountaineering, style simplification, and athletic achievement.

• Personalities, anecdotes, trends, legends, discoveries and the peaks themselves woven into 14 concise chapters that tell the big picture of how the game of mountaineering has evolved.

• Classic photographs and illustrations bring every section to graphic life. Many images are from the first ascents of our most important routes, including many never published before.

• Each chapter concludes with the legacy routes of that period, descriptions and advice for the modern climber.

• Dual forewords by Peter Croft and Barry Blanchard

• Soft cover, 334 pages, with 353 photographs from every decade and every segment of the continent

• Published by The American Alpine Club, in partnership with The Alpine Club of Canada

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