American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Climbs in the Cascade Mountains, Oregon and California

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  • Publication Year: 1940

Climbs in the Cascade Mountains, Oregon and California, by Samuel F. Thomas and Charles B. Hardin. 1939.

In two impressive mimeographed manuscripts we have presented material which will be of great value when there is sufficient demand for formal climbers’ guidebooks to the regions considered.

The Sierra compilation is a condensation of historical data from various sources, and contains no climbing directions. Hence it is a reference rather than a field book. The list is divided into major groups, separated by rivers and passes. Each group is then arranged alphabetically as to named peaks and by altitude as to unnamed summits. The historical data are listed chronologically with reference to the printed sources.

The second pamphlet provides the mountaineer with an introduction to the Cascade range of Oregon and California, the authors limiting themselves to routes which they have themselves traversed. The material is usefully prefaced by notes on equipment, climbing centers, guides, mountaineering organizations, roads, fire protection, times and elevations, and specially recommended trips.

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