The Conquest of Mt. McKinley -The 100th Anniversary version


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Belmore Browne (1880-1954) writes of his expeditions and climbs of 1906, 1910, and 1912. Coming heartbreakingly close to the summit on his final attempt, Browne reveals the true character of a real mountaineer. A superb storyteller, Browne weaves a captivating account of the Alaska wilderness and early days of North American mountain climbing. Originally published in 1913 and reprinted in 1956, but out of print for over a generation, “The Conquest of Mount McKinley” has been reproduced in its original form. The handsome embossed cover of the 1913 First Edition, with artwork by the author, has been replicated accurately – by Browne’s great-granddaughter. Using the latest technology, the complete text, all 100 black and white photographs and artist’s drawings, and four full-color plates of the author’s paintings have been reproduced on archival stock. As with the First Edition, a beautifully detailed, fold-out, 14” x 20” map showing Browne’s three routes to Mount McKinley is included in this commemorative Centennial Edition.