Companion to the classic Yosemite in the Sixties, this book uses the words of the climbers of the time and artfully restored
photographs to chronicle the historic first ascents of Yosemite's "mile-high" granite walls, the legendary personalities who
risked their lives to climb them, and how their endeavors initiated the birth of adventure sports. Better than half a century
after the first ascent of El Capitan, the deeds of Yosemite's 1950s-era Iron Age are no longer viewed as climbs or mere adventures.
Rather, they are assaults on the human barrier, pushing that much higher. Yosemite in the Fifties gives the stage almost
entirely over to the original source material, the first-person narratives, archive photos (artfully restored), and memorabilia
particular to the seminal ascents of the era. These words, images, and design, when cast from critical angles, all reach
across generations to resurrect vanished worlds. Yosemite in The Fifties is fashioned not so much as a book but as a wormhole
back to an enchanted time in the history of exploration, and a classic era of Americana now lost in time.