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Two Men and a Mountain: 'Escape from Lucania'

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Two Men and a Mountain: 'Escape from Lucania'

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Two Men and a Mountain: 'Escape from Lucania'

Two Men and a Mountain: 'Escape from Lucania'

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In 1937, Bradford Washburn and partner Robert Bates climbed Mt. Lucania, a 17,000-foot peak in the Yukon Territory. They very nearly failed to return. The book Escape from Lucania chronicles the expedition. NPR's John Ydstie speaks with Washburn, 92, and author David Roberts.