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The Ascent of Mount St. Elias, Alaska

Gelesen von Phil Schempf

(4,833 Sterne; 6 Bewertungen)

Although Mount St. Elias had been known to native Americans for thousands of years and to Europeans since 1741 when Vitus Bering saw the peak and gave it its current name, it was not successfully climbed until 1897 by a party lead by Prince Luigi Amadeo di Savoia, Duke of the Abruzzi. This is the story of that expedition. Mount St. Elias was not climbed again for another 50 years when the advent of air support made the logistics of the climb less daunting. - Summary by Fritz (4 hr 56 min)

Chapters

Preface

13:45

Read by Phil Schempf

From Turin to Seattle

19:14

Read by Phil Schempf

From Seattle to Juneau — The Alexander Archipelago and Alaska

19:14

Read by Phil Schempf

From Juneau to Yakutat — The Muir Glacier, Sitka, and the Coast Range

22:26

Read by Phil Schempf

The History of Mount St. Elias

38:40

Read by Phil Schempf

The Malaspina Glacier

48:20

Read by Phil Schempf

Seward Glacier, Dome Pass, and Agassiz Glacier

38:36

Read by Phil Schempf

Newton Glacier

31:50

Read by Phil Schempf

The Ascent of Mount St. Elias

28:30

Read by Phil Schempf

Return from Mount St. Elias to Yakutat

25:20

Read by Phil Schempf

Back to Europe — From Yakutat to London

10:38

Read by Phil Schempf

Bewertungen

Wonderful Story

(5 Sterne)

Mr. Schempf is an excellent narrator and brings the perfect voice for an amazing story. These were the mountain climbing days when the climbers hauled heavy tents and foods that had to be cooked. They were completely isolated with no chance of rescue. The effort and final success was astonishing! Mount St. Elias wasn’t summited for another 50 years after this effort. I’m not a climber but this book is very approachable for the layman.