The Definitive Guidebook to the
Central Alaska Range.
by Joseph Puryear
for Alaska Climbing:
"In its careful selection of routes, in
depth detail and clear and precise advice Joe Puryear’s effort sets a new
bar for Mountaineering guidebooks."
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"This guide is the first book to
give really good details on the classic routes and just became essential
reading for anyone planning a trip to the US’s most Northerly State."
- Andy Saxby, UKClimbing.com,
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"If the Alaska Range is on
your list, this is your guide! Puryear's vast experience backed with
SuperTopo lead the way."
Mike Gauthier, Author,
Mount Rainier, a climbing guide
"Don't leave home
without it! Joe pulled together the legendary classic routes and put them
all in one easy to read book. It's my new tick list for the Alaska Range.”
-Jared Ogden, Top Alpinist
“Rarely do guidebooks offer such extensive first-hand knowledge. Joe’s
expertise clearly shows in the detailed route descriptions, photos and topos
as well as the general information and strategies for climbing in North
America’s alpine mecca.”
Senior Editor, American Alpine Journal
"The SuperTopo guidebook you are holding will motivate you and help select a
climb. Use it as a tool to inspire and plan... May the following
pages allow you to unleash your inner quest for adventure."
-from the foreword by
Whether looking to climb Denali’s West Buttress or scale a wall in the Ruth
Alaska Climbing is the book to take you there. Author Joseph
Puryear’s result of 15 years of Alaska Range climbing and research is the
most detailed information ever for the region’s best climbs. Included are
routes for all abilities from moderate snow climbs to the difficult testpieces of the range. Each climb gets detailed photo-diagrams, in-depth
strategy, camping info, retreat beta, and first ascent history. Detailed
color topos and maps bring these climbs to life.
● Complete route
profiles for 30 mega-classic snow, ice, mixed, and rock climbs
● First ever published topos for many climbs including Mt. Foraker’s
Infinite Spur, Mt. Huntington’s Harvard Route, and Peak 11,300
● Inside knowledge on how to travel in Alaska, where to stay, and what to
● Critical information on how to stay alive in the Alaska Range
● Over 150 recent color photos from the area’s top mountaineering
● Suggestions for other area climbs and proposals for new climbs
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