Celebrates the accomplishments of today's most talented and prolific climbers, showcasing each featured climber's all-time favorite route.
Author: Mark Kroese
Softcover; 223 pages; full-color photographs
The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2001
Presents 50 classic rock and alpine routes in 50 chapters and creates the complete climbing experience in four parts:
A revealing climber profile, including a summary of his/her accomplishments, insights into training regimes, philosophies and anecdotes
Story behind the climb and why it is the climber's favorite--recounting some of the greatest moments and dramatic ascents of this generation
Detail route description provided by the climber, most including a personal topo "map" (many published here for the first time)
Beautiful full-color photos by Corey Rich, Galen Rowell, Bradford Washburn, Gordon Wiltsie and others among the "who's who" of outdoor photography
Winner of the 2001 National Outdoor Book Award in the Outdoor Adventure Guidebook Category!
Winner of Best Book - Mountain Exposition at the 2001 Banff Mountain Book Festival!
More than a guidebook of modern classic climbs in North America; this is a snapshot of contemporary climbing history and a window into the lives of those who have shaped the sport. Fifty Favorite Climbs will serve as a perennial source of ideas and inspirations for everyone. 25% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Access Fun.