While I frantically pulled my boots on, Charlie kept screaming, “Hurry! Tent’s taking off! I can’t hold much longer!” All his equipment was in the Kodiak, and its loss would be a major disaster. As Charlie slowly lost his grip on the tent cum sail, he gave ground down the glacier. I bolted out of the Trailridge, ran after him, and just in time, did a painful belly flop onto the Kodiak.
In a knee-barking grounding, the two of us clung to the wildly flapping nylon. Now what? Before I could make any rational assessment, Charlie howled through the wind, “This wasn’t in the brochure!”
Seizing the moment, I bellowed back, “You should have read the fine print instead of just looking at the pictures!”
– Gerry Roach - from Northern Heights — Foraker - Archangel
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Join Gerry on his multi decade quest to climb every major North American peak over 16,000 feet. In height order, these peaks are Denali, Logan, Orizaba, Saint Elias, Popo, Foraker, Izta, Lucania, King, Steele, Bona, Blackburn, and Sanford. Gerry was the first person to summit this list of peaks. In true Gerry form, he adds in ten Extra Credit peaks as well. The book contains a whopping 229 photos, and 5 maps. This is an adventure book for serious mountaineers and armchair mountaineers alike. Clip in, and join the fun!
|The Chapter Titles are:|
|One - Touching Greatness - Denali 1963||Two - Das Cave - Rainier 1964|
|Three - More Volcanic Heat - Wrangell 1964||Four - Touching History - Lucania 1967|
|Five - Logan’s Light - Logan 1973||Six - Archangel - Foraker 1975|
|Seven - History Squared - Blackburn 1977||Eight - Muldrow Traverse - Denali 1990|
|Nine - Alpine Style - Hunter 1994||Ten - Revenge - Sanford 1995|
|Eleven - To the Crown - King Peak 1999||Twelve - Nice Catch - Saint Elias 2000|
|Thirteen - Pilgrimage - East Kahiltna 2001||Fourteen - Last Sixteener - Bona 2003|
|Fifteen - Wisdom Earned - Fairweather|
|Northern Heights is available in paper and as a Kindle eBook.
|1. Paper Version.
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