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How the Cook Controversy
Has Brought Precipitous
Mountain, the "Top of the
Continent," Into Limelight.
By JAMES A EDGERTON.
is assured that at least one ex
pedition and perhaps two will
attempt to climb Mount McKin
ley next summer. This is the
highest peak in North America, the
surveys having fixed its altitude at
something like 20,300 feet, or within
800 feet of four miles. It is more than
a mile higher than Pike's peak or than
any other mountain in the United
States outside of Alaska.
The one particular event that has
now brought Mount McKinley into
the public eye is, of course, the affida
vit of Edward N. Barrill denying that
Dr. Frederick A. Cook scaled, the peak
in 1906, which led Dr. Cook to invite
Anthony Fiala and Professor Herschei
C. Parker to head an expedition to the
top of the mountain tb find the Cook
records said to have been left there.
Both gentlemen declined, Fiala on the
ground that he is not a mountain
climber and Parker for the reason that
he had already organized an expedi
tion to go up the mountain next sum
mer. Dr. Cook then announced that
he would lead a party up Mount Mc
Kinley himself. There for the present
the matter rests.
If Dr. Cook carries out his announced
intention it will be his third trip to
the big Alaskan mountain. The first
was made in 1903, when, with Robert
Dunn of Columbia and some others, he
tried to scale the peak, but was forced
to desist. In 190G he made his second
effort. This time he was accompanied
by Professor Parker, Belmore C.
Browne of Tacoma, Wash., who now
says he will go with Parker next year,
and several others, among them Wal-
ter Miller, the photographer Porter,
the topographer Fred Printz, packer,
and Barrill, an assistant. This expe
dition as a whole was likewise unsuc
cessful and gave up the attempt. Pro
fessor Parker returned to New York,
and the others scattered. Cook and
Barrill remained to search out another
route for the following year and later
startled the world by announcing that
they had reached the top of the moun
tain. On this point Professor Parker
has always been frankly sceptical, and
other members of the party have ex
pressed the same doubt, most of them
in sworn affidavits.
Involves the Polar Controversy.
The Mount McKinley controversy in
volves that regarding the discovery of
the north pole, to which it offers a
startling parallel. In both all members
of the party were dismissed except one
or two witnesses, and in both these
witnesses now repudiate Dr. Cook's
claim and assert that the explorer
went but a short distance toward the
goal, in both cases Cook says he
buried his records in a small brass
tube. In both his description of the
adventure is full of color and literary
charm, the singular parallel even in
cluding a reference to "purple snows"
at the top of the peak and the top of
the world. And in both Dr. Cook has
been doubted by scientists and accept
ed by the general public.
If the polar controversy had not
arisen it is scarcely possible that any
thing further would have been heard
of the Mount McKinley case. But
when Cook made his claim to the big
ger discovery the evidence as to the
temaller one became important. In
deed, much of the doubt aroused by his
announced reaching of the "big nail"
.was caused by the suspicion cast on
the earlier exploit. If it were proved
now that he reached the top of Mount
McKinley it would go far toward es
tablishing popular belief in his second
claim. But if it were proved, as
claimed by Barrill, that he did not get
within fifteen miles of the top of the
mountain the world would say, "Once
a faker, always a faker."
Poor Cook! He finds his word chal-
Almost Four Miles High, the
Peak Will Be Again Assailed
Next Summer by at Least
MOUNT M'KINLEY AND PROFESSOR HEKSCHEL C. PARKER WHO
WILL ATTEMPT TO CLIMB IT.
lenged on every side and to vindicate
it must send two expeditions next sum
merone to Greenland to bring back
his Eskimos, his instruments and his
records, and the other to the apex of
Mount McKinley to bring back his
little brass tube. As he can get no
body else to do it, he is forced to head
the McKinley exploration himself. He
had intended to retire, but is driven
forth afresh into the frigid wilderness
to bear hardship, suffering and possi
ble death. At the very moment when
he had imagined the struggle was over
and that he cotfld settle down with his
family to enjoy fame and fortune the
world's doubts, colder and more un
bearable than the frozen north, hurl
him again into the wild to protect his
The Parker Expedition.
Whatever the fate of Cook, Professor
Parker promises to conquer the great
mountain if its summit can be reached
by man. He is an experienced moun
tain climber, having scaled several
peaks in British Columbia hitherto
deemed inaccessible. There are six of
these mountains up which Professor
Parker made first ascentsGoodsir,
Dawson, Hungabee, Deltaform, Biddle
and Lefroy. The icy and precipitous
character of the Canadian peaks ren
der them peculiarly difficult. Pro
fessor Parker says they are harder to
climb than the Alps. In these ascents
he had with him two Swiss guides
who had been all over the peaks in
their own land and were wary, sure
footed and seasoned. The tales told
by Professor Parker after his return
from the northwest are sufficiently
thrilling. Crawling along ledges two
inches wide, climbing up almost per
pendicular cliffs by small projections,
wedging themselves up inside of "chim
neys" a hundred feet high, "lifting"
themselves over deep chasms, risking
life repeatedly in places where the
misstep of one man would have meant
the destruction of all, since they were
lashed togetherthese were but a part
of their hair raising exploits. "The
Swiss Alps are child's play compared
with those mountains in British Co
lumbia and Alberta which I have just
conquered," said Parker.
The Discoverer of Helion.
Professor Herschei C. Parker was
born in Brooklyn in 1867. He gradu
ated from the Columbia School of
Mines and is now professor of physics
in that university. Professor Parker's
great achievement in the scientific
world was the invention of the helion
filament for incandescent lights. With
one other man he experimented for
years before making the discovery.
He has also written a book on electric
al measurements. Professor Parker's
mountain climbing in the Canadian
northwest was carried on during the
years 1897, 1899 and 1903. They gain
ed him the name of the greatest Amer
ican mountaineer and one of the fore
most in the world. He is a member of
the American Alpine club. Explorers'
club, Arctic club and various other
geographic and scientific societies.
Belmore C. Browne, who will accom
pany Professor Parker in the Mount
McKinley expedition of next year, is
also' a mountain climber of note on
the Pacific coast. He was the life of
the Cook expedition of 1906 and wrote
a charming sketch of the trip for one
of the magazines.
This second Cook expedition, which
was jointly led and provided for by
Dr. Cook and Professor Parker, made
its approach to the great mountain
from the south. Going by ship to the
head of Cook's inlet, it proceeded by
steam launch up the Sushitna river
until its progress was blocked by rap
ids, whence the way was continued
by pack train. After the greatest
hardships, in which members ofthe
expedition -*ere often In danger ri
their lives in crossing and recrossing
the icy mountain torrents, the great
Alaskan range was finally crossed at
what is called Brooks pass. Mount
McKinley was then, almost circled for
a possible approach and finally was
scaled to the height of 11,000 feet,
when farther progress was ended by
an impassable precipice. It was then
that the attempt was abandoned and
the party separated after returning to
the ship. Parker went home, Browne
went hunting, Porter went surveying,
and Cook went to glory and the top
of the continent, although Barrill
swears he only went near glory and
was more than 10,000 feet below the
top of the continent. At present there
is no way to check up on the two ex
cept to recover the little brass tube.
Parker says that if he finds this ves
sel of honor he will bring it back with
him, but Cook will not give him the
chance. He is going to find it himself.
Well, strength to their arms, or, rath
er, to their legs! May they both reach
the top and live to write books about
the "purple snows" that all well reg
ulated peaks and poles are now sup
posed to wear.
Hardest Climb on Earth.
But if they do it they will have some
climbing. Mount McKinley is now re
garded as the hardest peak to nego
tiate on earth. Of course it is not so
high as the Himalayas or the Andes,
but presents features of more difficulty
than either. The tableland about the
Alaskan range is less than a mile in
height, while that surrounding the
Himalayas is two or three miles up,
leaving a greater sheer ascent for the
American mountain than for those in
Asia. As for the Andes, they, too, have
a high tableland and but little snow
and ice, while McKinley is practically
all ice and snow above 4,000 feet. An
other element that makes the Alaskan
mountain a hard proposition is that
of the sheer precipices thousands of
feet in height that apparently surround
it on every side. On the top it is com
paratively flat, but it is a long way to
the top. It has been likened in shape
to a brick standing on end. Two more
features that make it difficult are the
climate and the fact that it is so far
inland in an almost inaccessible coun
try. As a rule, mountain climbers plan
to reach the base of their ascents in a
fresh and strong condition. In ap
proaching Mount McKinley they are
exhausted and worn out before they
reach the foot.
The one side of the great peak which
has not been explored and from which
no attempt has been made to scale it
is on the north. It is probable that
the Parker expedition will try it along
this route. As for the Cook expedi
tion, it will be along the lines of that
of 1906 and will follow the course laid
down in Dr. Cook's book as that by
which he reached the summit of the
mountain. This in itself will be a test
of the truth of his claims, whether or
not he finds the little brass tube. If he
climbs Mount McKinley along the
route of 1906, a feat that Professor
Parker says cannot be performed, that
in itself will go far toward establish
ing Cook's former story. It has also
been suggested that Barrill should
lead an expedition to the point he
swears that Cook and himself reached
and reproduce the photographs that he
asserts were taken by Cook and rep
resented as Mount McKinley pictures.
For example, he could rephotograph
the peak on which he stood and which
Cook photographed as the top of Mc
Kinley, but which Barrill claims was
twenty miles distant and fully two
miles lower in altiUide. At present no
definite steps have been taken toward
equipping a Barrill expedition, how
ever. It is only in the talk stage, as
is most of this controversy.
There have already been at least
seven Mount McKinley expeditions, al
though the first was scarcely worthy
the name. It was that of W. A.
Dickey, a mining prospector who was
not looking for mountains, but for
gold. He only saw the peak at a dis
tance, but its size so impressed him
that he believed it the highest moun
tain on the continent and so reported.
Lacking instruments of measurement,
he guessed roughly that it was 20,000
feet high, a remarkably accurate esti
mate. Mr. Dickey gave the mountain
the name Mount McKinley. To all in
tents and purposes he was its discov
erer, although the Russians around
Cook inlet had long known of its ex
istence and called it Bulshaia (big).
The second expedition was that of
Robert Muldrow of the United States
geological survey, who went near
enough in 1898 to measure the moun
tain from several different angles.
Averaging the results, he announced
the height as 20,464 feet. In 1899 Lieu
tenant Herron, also of the government
service, surveyed about the mountain
and spent a season of fearful hard
ship in its vicinity. In 1902 Alfred H.
Brooks of the geological survey made
a more thorough exploration of the
mountain and scaled it to the 10,000
foot line. He concluded that the meas
urements of Mr. Muldrow had made
the mountain appear higher than it is,
as his figures showed it to be 20,300
feet. It should be stated that there
are two peaks on Mount McKinley, the
southern spur being about 100 feet
the higher. In 1903 there were two
expeditions, one by Judge Wickersham
of Seattle and a month or two later
the first Cook expedition. Both were
unsuccessful in climbing the peak.
The second Cook expedition followed
in 1906, the dispute over which is the
occasion of next year's efforts.
Russia Buying Our Tools.
The demand among Russian manu
facturers for American made machin
ery and tools exceeds the supply, ac
cording to Captain Godfrey L. Carden,
a special agent of the department of
commerce and labor, who has just con
cluded an inquiry into the subject.
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Pursuant to the provisions of
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to the person entitled thereto. (See
section 938 R. L.).
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October 13th, 1909.
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District Court, Seventh Judicial District.
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