Yankee Rock & Ice First time in paperback
Celebrated climbers Guy and Laura Waterman trace the growth of this popular sport by focusing on the first ascents of classic routes and the climbers who made them legendary: John Case on the Adirondacks' Indian Head and Wallface; Robert Underhill and Lincoln O'Brien on Cannon; Fritz Wiessner on Breakneck Ridge. More contemporary climbers Jim McCarthy, Henry Barber, Lynn Hill, and Hugh Herr are described in full detail. Ethics and style, the evolution of ice climbing, the changing role of women in climbing, and developments in technique and equipment are explored.
About the Author:
A History of Climbing in the Northeastern United States
Laura Waterman lives in East Corinth, Vermont near where she and Guy homesteaded for years. Guy is recently deceased.
Yankee Rock & Ice is a magnificent climbing achievement; the literary equivalent of climbing Mount Everest.