As this book was going to press, Dave Peterson was still recovering from injuries sustained - not from climbing the Grand Teton but from descending it and, later, from reading about a previous party's ascent.
The injuries were to his shoulder and to his pride. The former came while he stumbled down through a boulder field high up in Garnet Canyon. The latter came as he read Nathaniel Langford's "Ascent of Mount Hayden" in search of text to accompany his Teton photographs. Dave learned that Langford and James Stevenson managed to climb the Grand Teton without the aid of modern climbing gear or guidebooks. The 1872 party had bacon sandwiches in their pockets, a hemp rope, and their alpenstocks. The modern party (Peterson, Mike Doran, and Dave Haeffner) struggled up the mountain with PowerBars, Nylon ropes, ice axes, and the knowledge that the comforts of civilization awaited them below.
Thus was born this book - Dave's second.
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