Crash!! Surviving the 1976 Mt. McKinley Hang Gliding Expedition: Wade, Mason
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Crash!! Surviving the 1976 Mt. McKinley Hang Gliding Expedition

Author(s): Wade, Mason

Copyright: 2005, US
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 15, 6 bw photos, map, wraps
Condition: signed, new

The 12 member 1976 Mt. McKinley Hang Gliding Expedition had the goal of making the first hang gliding descent of the mountain by launching four gliders from the summit. After ascending the West Buttress route, Wade, who was one of the glider pilots, launched himself from the summit out over the South Face and subsequently crashed 800 feet below. Rescue arrived the next day and Wade climbed back up the South Face to the summit and descended via the West Buttress. This short account describes those events. The expedition, one of many during this Bicentennial year, was covered for television by ABC Sports. This is the only account of the expedition other than an article in Mariah magazine which appeared at the time. Uncommon.

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