Roof of the Rockies, Third Edition: A History of Mountaineering

Roof of the Rockies, Third Edition: A History of Mountaineering

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By William M. Bueler

Colorado has some of the highest and most spectacular peaks in North America, and no other state has a longer or more bountiful mountaineering legacy. In this revised edition of what has become a mountaineering classic, mountaineer and historian William M. Bueler brings this rich history to life with tales of great adventures in Colorado climbing.

 

Roof of the Rockies tells the story of 200 years of mountaineering in Colorado, from early 19th century explorations to the challenges and triumphs of present Colorado mountaineering. Accounts include:

  • The first climbs on the Longs Peak Diamond
  • The tragedy of Agnes Vaille
  • Stories of legendary mountaineers, including Zebulon Pike, F.V. Hayden, Carl Blaurock, Robert Ormes, and more