|Howard Snyder, autographing his book, The Hall of the Mountain King (photo by Janine Fugere)|
Thursday, December 9, 2010
If you missed Howard Snyder's recap of McKinley, watch him here....
The Boulder CMC Group's 2010 Annual Dinner was an outstanding success, partly because of the attraction of keynote speaker, Howard Snyder, who led the 1967 Colorado McKinley Expedition. The expedition, one of the most controversial in North American mountaineering history, was chronicled in the 2007 book Forever on the Mountain, and in Howard’s 1973 book, The Hall of the Mountain King. It was very poignant hearing Snyder credit CMC with giving him the skills he needed to learn mountaineering and likely to have helped save his team's lives, despite the loss of other lives on that fateful expedition. If you missed Snyder, check out the short clip below.