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Tom Walker ☆ The Seventymile Kid: The Lost Legacy of Harry Karstens and the First Ascent of Mount McKinley Book

The Seventymile Kid Mobi ð 304páginas304páginas Ê [Epub] ➟ The Seventymile Kid: The Lost Legacy of Harry Karstens and the First Ascent of Mount McKinley Author Tom Walker – Goproled.co.uk A true and complete account of the first successful ascent of Mount McKinley setting the record straight The summer of 2013 markA true and complete account of the first successful ascent of Mount McKinley setting the record straight The summer of 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the McKinley's first ascent Features archival photographs including rare and never before published imagesThe Seventymile Kid tells the remarkable account of Harry Karstens who was the actual if unheralded leader of the Hudson Stuck Expedition that was the first to summit Mount McKinley in Alaska All but forgotten by history a young Karstens arrived in the Yukon during the 1897 Gold Rush gained fame as a dog musher hauling US Mail in Alaska and eventually became the first superintendent of Mount McKinley National Park now known as Denali National Park and Preserve Aided by Karstens's own journals longtime Denali writer and photographer Tom Walker uncovered archival information about the Stuck climb and reveals that the Stuck triumph was an expedition marred by significant conflict Without Karstens's wilderness skills and Alaska honed tenacity it is uite possible Hudson Stuck would never have climbed anywhere near the summit of McKinley Yet the two men had a falling out shortly after the climb and never spoke again In this book Walker attempts to set the record straight about the historic first ascent itself as well as other pioneer attempts by Frederick Cook and Judge Wickersham Fans of Alaska literature American history and mountaineering lore will love this adventurous biography of the largerthan life sourdough Karstens in which Alaska its wilderness its iconic mountain and its pioneer spirit looms larg I have read Howard Stuck's book 10000 Miles by Dog Sled and found it very interesting I discovered this book on a recent trip to Alaska While my memory isn't the best I think this book may be even better The biggest complaint I have is that the book makes references to other books that I now have too find and read One by Jack London and one by Billy Mitchell The sheer toughness of these men and the conditions they worked in is almost unbelievable I know of no professional athlete that would endure these conditions and yet these men seamed to feel their best when they stood the challenges of the extreme weather

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E A true and complete account of the first successful ascent of Mount McKinley setting the record straight The summer of 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the McKinley's first ascent Features archival photographs including rare and never before published imagesThe Seventymile Kid tells the remarkable account of Harry Karstens who was the actual if unheralded leader of the Hudson Stuck Expedition that was the first to summit Mount McKinley in Alaska All but forgotten by history a young Karstens arrived in the Yukon during the 1897 Gold Rush gained fame as a dog musher hauling US Mail in Alaska and eventually became the first superintendent of Mount McKinley National Park now known as Denali National Park and Preserve Aided by Karstens's own journals longtime Denali writer and photographer Tom Walker uncovered archival information about the Stuck climb and reveals that the Stuck triumph was an expedition marred by significant conflict Without Karstens's wilderness skills and Alaska honed tenacity it is uite possible Hudson Stuck would never have climbed anywhere near the summit of McKinley Yet the two men had a falling out shortly after the climb and never spoke again In this book Walker attempts to set the record straight about the historic first ascent itself as well as other pioneer attempts by Frederick Cook and Judge Wickersham Fans of Alaska literature American history and mountaineering lore will love this adventurous biography of the largerthan life sourdough Karstens in which Alaska its wilderness its iconic mountain and its pioneer spirit looms lar I read this book following my visit to Alaska and Denali National Park I found it interesting and informative and highly recommend it I look forward to my return to Alaska and Denali National Park I intend to travel to Fairbanks to the University that houses documents etc on Karsten

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The Seventymile Kid The Lost Legacy of Harry Karstens and the First Ascent of Mount McKinleyA true and complete account of the first successful ascent of Mount McKinley setting the record straight The summer of 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the McKinley's first ascent Features archival photographs including rare and never before published imagesThe Seventymile Kid tells the remarkable account of Harry Karstens who was the actual if unheralded leader of the Hudson Stuck Expedition that was the first to summit Mount McKinley in Alaska All but forgotten by history a young Karstens arrived in the Yukon during the 1897 Gold Rush gained fame as a dog musher hauling US Mail in Alaska and eventually became the first superintendent of Mount McKinley National Park now known as Denali National Park and Preserve Aided by Karstens's own journals longtime Denali writer and photographer Tom Walker uncovered archival information about the Stuck climb and reveals that the Stuck triumph was an expedition marred by significant conflict Without Karstens's wilderness skills and Alaska honed tenacity it is uite possible Hudson Stuck would never have climbed anywhere near the summit of McKinley Yet the two men had a falling out shortly after the climb and never spoke again In this book Walker attempts to set the record straight about the historic first ascent itself as well as other pioneer attempts by Frederick Cook and Judge Wickersham Fans of Alaska literature American history and mountaineering lore will love this adventurous biography of the largerthan life sourdough Karstens in which Alaska its wilderness its iconic mountain and its pioneer spirit looms large If you are a history buff or a mountain climber then you will enjoy this book The men of old were men of a different makeup Tom Walker does well in his description of the various characters in this account of the first ascent of Denali The tallest mountain in North America Just this day our local radio announced the US Military was assisting ferrying supplies to the 14000 ft base campThe men in this book completed the ascent from the then town of Fairbanks by dog sled then up and over glaciers with spruce poles not ladders This is a really good read