David Gladwin shares his Alaskan adventure. He climbs the Cassin ridge on Denali.
One of the most famous Alpine climbs in the world, this laser-cut ridge slices its way for 3000m down the immense south face of Denali. First climbed in 1961 by a team that included Ricardo Cassin, the route is high on the tick-list of many of the world's mountaineers.
Superbly written and illustrated with stunning photographs, David's article catapults the reader out of the office and on to the frozen wasteland of the Alaskan glaciers, and with a slight sense of trepidation, takes you successfully on to the summit of Denali.