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Biography & Autobiography Adventurers & Explorers

Capturing The Summit

Hamilton Mack Laing and the Mount Logan Expedition of 1925

by (author) Trevor Marc Hughes

Ronsdale Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2023
Adventurers & Explorers
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2023
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The remarkable account of Hamilton Mack Laing's grueling expedition to the summit of Mount Logan. Naturalist and cinematographer, Hamilton Mack Laing, marched into the Alaskan wilderness alongside weathered guides and hardened, experienced mountaineers. From Laing's diaries, we learn how capturing the summit pits the daring adventurers in a struggle with nature, changing them irrevocably as they became part of the environment that tested them.

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Contributor Notes

Trevor Marc Hughes is an historian, writer and filmmaker. He began exploring the history of British Columbia while riding his motorcycle across the province. He has produced and directed two documentary films and is currently working on a third documentary about his grandfather's younger days on the Fraser River. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

Editorial Reviews

Mack was left alone in the remote wilderness, relying on his ingenuity and resourcefulness to survive. Many of the species he collected are now under threat from climate change. Essentially, Mack was an ecological historian. - Mack Laing Historical Society
"Hughes does much to rescue from obscurity the life and times of Hamilton Mack Laing, the exploratory naturalist who breathed science into the epic first ascent of Canada's highest peak." – Zac Robinson, editor of&nbsp Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933

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