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Links

Denali National Park and Preserve
http://www.nps.gov/dena/home/
Considering a visit? This National Park Service site provides everything from the latest mountaineering statistics to Denali National Park's history.


The Living Edens: Denali National Park
http://www.pbs.org/edens/denali/
The PBS television series "The Living Edens" featured Denali in one of its episodes. Follow a year in the life of the park, read notes from the field, and download a beautiful screen saver.


Altitude Illness
http://www2.ncid.cdc.gov/travel/yb/utils/ybGet.asp?section=NIR&obj=altitude.htm
Found on the Centers for Disease Control Web site, this article on high-altitude sickness is one chapter in the comprehensive Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel.


Princeton University Outdoor Action
http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/index.shtml
Want to know learn more about climbing, hiking, or camping? This Web site offers detailed articles on climbing techniques and equipment as well as natural history and low-impact camping.


Illustrated Glossary of Alpine Glacial Landforms
http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/faculty/lemke/alpine_glacial_glossary/
Check out the grooves, ogives, and moraines in this collaborative project between the Virtual Geography Department and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.


National Outdoor Leadership School
http://www.nols.edu
Brave the outdoors—safely. NOLS teaches outdoor skills and stresses leadership, teamwork, and respect for the environment. Check out the NOLS site to learn about their workshops in mountaineering, sea kayaking, backpacking and other activities. NOLS Online also offers chapters from their publications and information on the Leave No Trace program.


Books

Mountain Sickness: Prevention, Recognition, and Treatment
by Peter Hackett, M.D.. Golden, Colorado: American Alpine Club, 1980.

Denali's West Buttress: A Climber's Guide to Mount McKinley's Classic Route
by Colby Coombs. Photographs by Bradford Washburn. Golden, Colorado: American Alpine Club, 1997.

Minus 148 Degrees: The First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley
by Art Davidson. Seattle, Washington: Mountaineers Books, 1999.

Mount McKinley: The Conquest of Denali.
Text by Bradford Washburn and David Roberts. Photographs by Bradford Washburn and others. Abrams, Inc., 1991.

In the Shadow of Denali: Life and Death on Alaska's Mt. McKinley
by Jonathan Waterman. New York: The Lyons Press, 1998.

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