The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone

The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone


In 1969, 5 younger males from Montana got down to accomplish what nobody had earlier than: to scale the sheer north face of Mt. Cleveland, Glacier nationwide Park's tallest mountain, in wintry weather. days later tragedy struck: they have been buried in an avalanche so deep that their our bodies wouldn't be chanced on till the subsequent June. The White Death is the riveting account of that fated climb and of the breathtakingly heroic rescue try that ensued.
In the spirit of Peter Matthiessen and John McPhee, McKay Jenkins interweaves a harrowing narrative with an surprising expanse of appropriate wisdom starting from the heritage of climbing to the technological know-how of snow. Evocative and relocating, this attention-grabbing ebook is a humbling account of guy at his such a lot intrepid and nature at its such a lot indomitable.

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