Denali's West Buttress
Denali's massive West Buttress Route is one of the world's most popularñand treacherousñclimbs. Seasoned guide Colby Coombs and legendary mountaineering photographer Bradford Washburn team up to provide climbers with all the information they need in the only book available devoted solely to this challenging route. Denali's West Buttress: A Climber's Guide gives the aspiring Denali climber the details required to efficiently plan and safely launch an expedition on the West Buttress. The guide covers every aspect of climbing the routeñfrom preparation to climbing strategy to step-by-step route instruction. Washburn's magnificent photosñwith route and milestones clearly delineatedñpaired with Coombs' explicit text guide the climber from camp to camp to the summit and down again, outlining specific hazards and obstacles and offering techniques and instruction on how best to surmount them. The book pays special attention to environmental considerations and presents low-impact methods for minimizing human and garbage waste on the route. This guide provides complete, detailed, first-hand, safety-conscious information on the West Buttress Route, serving as a much-needed resource and a grand tribute to this historic route.
The Mountaineers Books
The only available guide devoted solely to the route used by 90 percent of all climbers who summit Denali
Historic aerial photos and introduction by Bradford Washburn, one of the route's pioneers
Author Colby Coombs is a Denali climbing guide and a 12-year veteran of the route