“Want to get inside the head of a man during one of the greatest survival stories written by an Alaskan? Read the account of a climber who fell down the ‘Elevator Shaft’ just south of McKinley, who—broken and starving—lived through countless avalanches while awaiting rescue—rescue that storms turned into a rescue of rescuers. James Sweeney’s voice is STRONG, his story true, and the honesty pours out of his pages as pure as all that snow roaring down on his head.” —Seth Kantner, Pacific Northwest Book Award-winning author of Ordinary Wolves. Alaska Expedition: Marine Life Solidarity is available from The Homer Bookstore, Gulliver’s Books or The Anchorage Museum Shop.
Read Kantner’s tribute to Sweeney, his journey and his book in the April 13 edition of Anchorage Daily News.