Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak by Andy Hall

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In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali—one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived.

Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking down survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali’s Howl, Hall reveals the full story of an expedition facing conditions conclusively established here for the first time: At an elevation of nearly 20,000 feet, these young men endured an “arctic super blizzard,” with howling winds of up to 300 miles an hour and wind chill that freezes flesh solid in minutes. All this without the high-tech gear and equipment climbers use today.

As well as the story of the men caught inside the storm, Denali’s Howl is the story of those caught outside it trying to save them—Hall’s father among them. The book gives readers a detailed look at the culture of climbing then and now and raises uncomfortable questions about each player in this tragedy. Was enough done to rescue the climbers, or were their fates sealed when they ascended into the path of this unprecedented storm?



Title : Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak
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ISBN : 0525954066
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Reviews


catzkc rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2015

Despite, or maybe because of my hysterical fear of heights (it's difficult for me to even climb a few steps up the ladder to change light bulbs), I love reading about mountain climbing disasters. A lot of people will be comparing this to Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disast...


Michele rated it ★★★★☆

August 05, 2014

I am an adventure-adrenaline junkie. Okay, let's amend that: I am an adventure-adrenaline junkie....from the comfort of my couch. In other words, I love true adventure books. Especially ones about mountain climbing. I have no idea where this love came from given that I've never climbed a mountain...


Janette rated it ★★★★★

March 05, 2015

Denali’s Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali—one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Jo...


Richard rated it ★★★★★

May 09, 2014

As the most deadly climbing accident ever on Mt. McKinley (aka Denali) this story has been written before, and I’ve read four versions, but none match Hall’s treatise. With seven bodies still snow-bound somewhere on the mountain and the details of their final days unknown, mystery still surrounds...


Heather rated it ★★★☆☆

August 05, 2015

This is an interesting read, because you know what happens, but you're reading it for the details. There are a lot of characters, and I sometimes have a hard time keeping them straight. The climbers were around the age that my oldest son is now, so I thought a lot about how hard it must have been...


Diane rated it ★★★★☆

April 28, 2014

Denali’s Howl is gripping, harrowing nonfiction account of a 12 man expedition to reach the summit of Mount McKinley in 1967. Formally called Mount Denali, it is the tallest mountain in North America. Although 12 went up the mountain, seven never returned. This is the account of what happened and...


Linda rated it ★★★★☆

July 16, 2014

Denali's Howl was a perfect storm--today's meteorologists who sat down with their computer modeling and the author explained it as a once-in-a-100-year collision of extreme high and low pressures over Denali in July 1967. An expedition of twelve young climbers was at or near the summit when the s...


Mara rated it ★★★☆☆

June 29, 2014

This is a very methodical attempt to lay out everything we know about a doomed group of climbers on Denali in 1967--one can imagine that if one were very into mountaineering and had heard lots about this incident already, one would greatly appreciate seeing all the known evidence combined with th...


Dusty rated it ★★★★★

August 25, 2016

I'd give it 6 if I could.


Dave rated it ★★★★★

March 23, 2016

A good, solid telling of this ill-fated attempt at climbing Denali.





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