Mountains

Mountains

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By William Skinner Cooper, published by Tapiola Press

W. S. Cooper's climbing adventures of 1904 to 1908 are set forth in this lively recollection by the man who, later in life, would persuade Calvin Coolidge to declare Glacier Bay a national monument, and was the chair of the Ecological Society of America. His month of climbing in the San Juans in 1908, with John Hubbard, is said to be one of the most productive of climbing in Colorado's history.

In addition to the description of climbing difficult summits in hobnail boots and cutting steps in ice with a knife, the author describes curious people and events in Colorado, such as the first women's basketball game and the mysterious assassination of a packrat. This book, originally written for his children and grandchildren in 1971, is now available to the public.  

$40.00/8.75” x 11.25” hardcover/127 pages/12 historic photographs, with a preface by John Lacher.