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Ascent of Mount St. Elias, Alaska

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Ascent of Mount St. Elias, Alaska by Filippo De Filippi is a remarkable account of an expedition to climb one of the most challenging peaks in North America. The book perfectly captures the thrill and danger of mountaineering, as well as the awe-inspiring beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.

De Filippi's writing is engaging and vivid, drawing the reader into the heart-pounding moments of the climb. His descriptions of the landscape are breathtaking, painting a vivid picture of the frozen, unforgiving terrain that the team must navigate.

What sets this book apart is De Filippi's personal reflections on the mental and emotional challenges of mountaineering. His honesty about fear, doubt, and perseverance adds depth to the story and makes it resonate on a deeper level.

Overall, Ascent of Mount St. Elias is a must-read for anyone interested in adventure, exploration, or the human spirit. It is a riveting tale of determination and triumph in the face of incredible odds.

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Although Mount St. Elias had been known to native Americans for thousands of years and to Europeans since 1741 when Vitus Bering saw the peak and gave it its current name, it was not successfully climbed until 1897 by a party lead by Prince Luigi Amadeo di Savoia, Duke of the Abruzzi. This is the story of that expedition. Mount St. Elias was not climbed again for another 50 years when the advent of air support made the logistics of the climb less daunting.

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