Below are some classic past issues of Scree that contain lore often told around campfires and within storm-bound tents throughout Alaska. Not only do past issues contain detailed route information for mountains all over Alaska - they also showcase excellent writing from climbers past and present.
The downloads below contain the following classic stories:
- May 1967 Scree - William Hauser's classic account of a cornice fall on top of Byron Peak. Hauser described the drama as "the genuine indifference of natural forces and the Promethean qualities of man against the odds."
- January 1978 Scree - two articles by Brian Okonek, one describing his traverse of Goat Rock and another titled "Across the Grain", from his series "Some Climbs in the Alaska Range."
- June 1984 Scree - a wonderful 6 page poem written by Dave Johnston about a solo-March ascent of Mt. Sanford. Don't miss his illustration of "Bridgit" - a ski/sled creation for solo glacier travel. "To yodel in the valleys / sing on the mountain / and Bob on the tundra / quite unselfconsciously."
- October 1990 Scree - in which Tom Choate waxes poetic about the trials of being tent bound on a glacier. "Tent bound... Incessant hissing of wind-driven snow... Walls ever so slowly sagging."
- October 2006 Scree - Wayne Todd's account of camping and climbing in the Mint Valley, Talkeetna Mountains.
- May 2010 Scree - a fun climbing adventure, described by Harold Faust, of an ascent of Kindling Mountain, Seward Alaska.
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