It’s not often that a guidebook author is both an expert and actually fun to read but Peter Croft is all that. Author of The Good, The Great and The Awesome – The Top 40 High Sierra Rock Climbs, Peter is one of the top climbers in the U.S. and has been around long enough, to know and have climbed with many of the greats like Galen Rowell and Warren Harding.
There are many contributors to this book, a compilation of Whitney’s history through the voices of mountaineers such as Glen Dawson who wrote the book’s foreword and who, at 102, is the last surviving member of the climbing party led by Norman Clyde who made the first ascent of Whitney’s East Face in 1931. Clyde’s account of that climb is included in the book.For the more adventurous, Croft has included challenging technical routes on Whitney and nearby Mt. Russell, with photographs by John Moynier, Dan Patitucci, Marty Lewis and Andy Selters.
The print version of Climbing Mt. Whitney is also available on at bookstores in the Eastern Sierra.