The Best Mountaineering Stories from Appalachia Journal

2014, Appalachian Mountain Club Books

This anthology collects the most riveting, real-life adventure stories from America’s oldest mountaineering and conservation journal, Appalachia. Each of these essays, published from 1877 to the present, chronicles a tale of explorers who push the limits–of endurance, weather, altitude, or personal achievement. Some of these explorers make history, such as the first American climber to ascend Kilimanjaro in 1932; others, such as the leader of an 1895 team attempting a first ascent of Canada’s Mount Lefroy, never return. Freak accidents, legendary perseverance, and singularly colorful personalities and climbing luminaries such as Bradford Washburn, Elizabeth Knowlton, and Fritz Wiessner all figure into this great collection.

Illustrated with archival photographs.

Edited with an introduction by Christine Woodside.

Foreword by the climbers/writers Michael Wejchert and David Roberts. 

Published in 2014 by Appalachian Mountain Club Books. Buy the book at the AMC online store and support the mission of protecting the Northeast outdoors.


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