In the Shadow of Denali

Rising more than 20,000 feet into the Alaskan sky is Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. In this collection of exhilarating and stunning narratives, Jonathan Waterman paints a startlingly intimate portrait of the white leviathan and brings to vivid life the men and women whose fates have entwined on its sheer icy peak.

“Stratospherically the finest in the genre. With this book, Waterman has earned a place alongside such great modern American mountain writers as David Roberts and Jon Krakauer.”
-Greg Child, author of Thin Air, from the Foreword
“A mountaineering classic, not only because it takes as its subject the nation's highest mountain but also because Waterman writes with unusual vision and spirit. . . . Striking not a single false note . . . this is a strong, mature work by a gifted writer.”
“A magnificent book, beautifully written.”
-Ann Zwinger, author of Run, River, Run

“Tales from the mean side of Denali. . . . Arresting. . . . A pleasure to read.”
-Kirkus Reviews
“Taut understated prose captures the commitment of dedicated climbers.”
-Publishers Weekly
                             5 x 8/ paperback / 256 pp, plus 8 pp b&w  photos

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