Whether you are preparing for an expedition, or simply wish to learn more about Denali's mountaineering history, there is no shortage of good books on Denali. Many of these books are available through our park partner, the Alaska Geographic Bookstore, and can be ordered online or purchased at the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station. Other titles can be purchased through various online booksellers or through The Mountaineers Books.
Mountaineering Guide Books Specific to Denali and the Alaska Range
Denali's West Buttress, by Colby Coombs / The Mountaineers Books
Alaska: A Climbing Guide, by Colby Coombs and Michael Wood / The Mountaineers Books
Alaska Climbing, by Joseph Puryear / Supertopo
High Alaska: A Historical Guide to Denali-Mt. Foraker and Mt. Hunter, by Jonathon Waterman / American Alpine Club Press
Denali Climbing Guide, by RJ Secor / Stackpole books
Denali/Mt. McKinley: Summit of North America, by Harry Kikstra / Rucksack Readers
Other Titles on Denali Mountaineering: Analysis / Historical Accounts / Literary Collections
Minus 148 – First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley, by Art Davidson / The Mountaineers Books
Surviving Denali: Accidents 1910-1990, by Jonathon Waterman / American Alpine Club Press
Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America, by Fred Beckey / The Mountaineers Books
In the Shadow of Denali – Life and Death on Alaska's Mt. McKinley, by Jonathon Waterman / Lyons Press
The Seventymile Kid – The Lost Legacy of Harry Karstens and the First Ascent of Mount McKinley, by Tom Walker / The Mountaineers Books
Mt. McKinley –The Pioneer Climbs, by Terris Moore / The Mountaineers Books
Denali, a Literary Anthology, edited by Bill Sherwonit / The Mountaineers Books
To The Top of Denali, by Bill Sherwonit / Alaska Northwest Books
Alaska Ascents, edited by Bill Sherwonit / Alaska Northwest Books
The Mountain of My Fear/Deborah, by David Roberts, The Mountaineers Books
Mount McKinley: The Conquest of Denali, by Brad Washburn and David Roberts / Harry N. Abrams
The Hall of the Mountain King, by Howard Snyder / Charles Scribner's Sons
White Winds, by Joe Wilcox / Hwong Publishing Co.
Forever On the Mountain, by James Tabor / W.W. Norton & Co.
Denali's Howl, by Andy Hall / Dutton Adult
Mountain Sickness – Prevention, Recognition and Treatment, by Peter H. Hackett, M.D. (1980) / The American Alpine Club
Wilderness Medicine (NOLS), by Tod Schimelpfenig (2008) / Stackpole Books
Medicine for Mountaineering , 6th Edition, edited by James A. Wilkerson, M.D., Ernest E. Moore, M.D., and Ken Zafren, M.D. (2010) / The Mountaineers Books
Altitude Illness, Prevention, Treatment, by Stephen Bezruchka, M.D. / The Mountaineers Books.
Going Higher, Oxygen, Man, Mountains, by Charles S. Houston, M.D., David E. Harris, Ph.D., Ellen Zeman, Ph.D. / The Mountaineers Books
General Mountaineering Guide Books
Alpine Climbing –Techniques to Take You Higher, by Mark Houston and Kathy Cosley /The Mountaineers Books
Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 8th Edition, by The Mountaineers /The Mountaineers Books
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, 2nd Ed., by Bruce Tremper / The Mountaineers Books
Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue, by Andy Selters / The Mountaineers
Wilderness Mountaineering (NOLS), 3rd Edition, by Phil Powers / Stackpole Books
Snow Sense –A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard, by Jill Fredston and Doug Fesler / Alaska Mountain Safety Center, Inc.
The ABCs of Avalanche Safety, by Sue Ferguson and Edward LaChapelle / The Mountaineers Books
Ice World, by Jeff Lowe / The Mountaineers Books
NOLS Expedition Planning, by Dave Anderson and Molly Absolon / NOLS
Climbing Expedition Planning, by Phil Powers and Clyde Soles / The Mountaineers Books
Avalanche Essentials, by Bruce Temper / The Mountaineers Books
The Avalanche Handbook, by Pete Schaerer adn Dave McClung / The Mountaineers Books
Gentle Expeditions, by Bob McConnell / The Mountaineers Books
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