Denali/Mt McKinley

Summit of North America

Printed book £9.99

Harry Kikstra

At 6190 m (20,310 ft) Denali (Mount McKinley) is the highest mountain in North America. Its arctic latitude makes for extreme weather conditions and its remote location in the Alaskan wilderness means that climbing teams must be self-reliant and experienced. The author focuses on the West Buttress route used by 80-90% of climbers.

In 2016 we reprinted this book with many revisions and updates. It still forms part of our popular 4-for-3 option: see below for this bargain bundle.

Harry Kikstra's guidebook provides all you need to plan and enjoy your attempt to climb Denali (McKinley):

  • updated thoroughly in late 2015
  • concise advice about preparation and planning
  • how to prevent and manage altitude sickness
  • practical tips on load-carrying, glacier travel and camping
  • fold-out map showing the West Buttress route
  • 96 pages with open-flat binding
  • in full colour, with over 60 photographs
  • on waterproof paper.

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4-for-3 on Pocket Summits

Normally £9.99 each, we are offering 4-for-3 on these collectable titles. Written by mountaineers for mountaineers (both armchair and real), these celebrated guidebooks have had excellent reviews, and also make a flattering gift.

Bundle contains 1 copy of each title.

Denali/Mt McKinley: Summit of North America cover

Book data

  • Denali/Mt McKinley: Summit of North America
  • Harry Kikstra
  • August 2006 (revised 2015)
  • UK price £9.99
  • 96pp+3pp map flap
  • 117x145 mm; weight 112g/4oz
  • ISBN: 978-1-898481-53-9

Companion maps

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“This book contains lots of good information and advice and it'll help you to prepare for your expedition.”

Daryl R Miller, South District Ranger, Denali National Park & Preserve

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