Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters

Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters

James M. Tabor


Winner of the 2007 Banff Mountain competition booklet Awards Grand Prize (The Phyllis & Don Munday Award): "A riveting account of a long-ago mountain climbing disaster."―Time

In 1967, seven younger males, participants of a twelve-man day trip led by means of twenty-four-year-old Joe Wilcox, have been stranded on Alaska's Mount McKinley in a vicious arctic typhoon. All seven perished on what continues to be the main tragic excursion in American mountaineering heritage. Revisiting the development within the culture of Norman Maclean's Young males and Fire, James M. Tabor uncovers components of controversy, finger-pointing, and cover-up that mix to make this catastrophe in contrast to the other.

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