Denalis Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on Americas Wildest Peak [Audiobook]
Denalis Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on Americas Wildest Peak [Audiobook] by Andy Hall
English | June 12, 2014 | ASIN: B00KQ12Z3S, ISBN: 1482997231, 1482997258 | [email protected] kbps | 7 hrs 22 mins | 202 MB
Narrator: Jim Manchester
Denalis Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of themost deadly climbing disasters of all time.
In 1967, 12 young men attempted to climb Alaskas MountMcKinley - 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 Denalis 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 superblizzard", with howling winds of up to 300 miles an hour and wind chill that freezes flesh solid in minutes. All this was without the high-tech gear and equipment climbers use today.
As well as the story of the men caught inside the storm, DenalisHowl is the story of those caught outside it trying to save them - Halls father among them. The book gives listeners 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?