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Andy Hall

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Lifelong Alaskan Andy Hall is the author Denali’s Howl, The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak, a non-fiction account of the tragic 1967 Wilcox Expedition. Andy lived in Mount McKinley National Park as a child; his father was superintendent there when the accident occurred. Andy holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and has enjoyed a long career in Alaska as writer and editor, working at several small newspapers and for 16 years as editor and publisher of Alaska magazine and general manager of The Milepost. In addition being an author, he is a commercial salmon fisherman in Cook Inlet and a ski coach at Chugiak High School. He lives in Chugiak Alaska with his wife, Melissa DeVaug ...more

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Andy Hall Hi Nancy, I'm sorry for taking so long to respond to your comment. You're right, I misplaced Mt. Washington and I apologize to readers of the book,…moreHi Nancy, I'm sorry for taking so long to respond to your comment. You're right, I misplaced Mt. Washington and I apologize to readers of the book, and to the residents of the state of New Hampshire, Mt. Washington's true location. I have corrected it along with a few other typos and small mistakes for subsequent printings and the paperback. I wish I could come up with a good explanation for how it slipped past me and the editors but I can't, I can only correct it.
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During the summer of 1967 a young student at Brigham Young University named Joe Wilcox led a team of twelve mountaineers on an expedition to Alaska to climb 20,320-foot Mount McKinley, known as Denali. At least nine members of the team expedition made it to the summit. At least two did not. Whether or not the 12th man, John Russell, reached the summit remains a mystery, as does his final restin... Read more of this blog post »
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“Within those margins is Denali, a 144-square-mile mass of rock, snow, and ice that rises abruptly from a 2,000-foot plateau, soaring 18,000 feet from base to summit, the greatest vertical relief of any mountain on Earth, with the exception of the Hawaiian seamount Mauna Kea, the bulk of which lies beneath the Pacific Ocean. In comparison, Mount Everest, though 29,029 feet above sea level, rests on the 17,000-foot-high Tibetan Plateau and rises just 12,000 feet from base to summit. A similar plateau boosts the Andes; without those geologic booster seats, those peaks all would lie in Denali’s shadow.”
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“In comparison, Mount Everest, though 29,029 feet above sea level, rests on the 17,000-foot-high Tibetan plateau and rises just 12,000 feet from base to summit. A similar plateau boosts the Andes; without those geological booster seats, those peaks all would lie in Denali’s shadow.”
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