This is an updated version of an old classic and covers the history of Mt. Rainier with an emphasis on climbing, including first assents via numerous routes. Some of the earlier climbers mentioned went on to be very well known such as the Whittaker brothers, Willy Unsoeld and many others. Would any account of Rainier not mention Fred Beckey, of course not. Additions of newer materials some from 2011 are included.
My only criticism, regret actually, was that a number of newer SARs (Search and Rescue missions) were not included. I was a ranger at Mt. Rainier in more recent years and participated in some of the more recent missions mentioned by Dee. But in 1999 five people disappeared on the mountain and only two bodies were recovered. Searches extended from the summit to the Nisqually river and extended from mid-May to mid-November; essentially all we did that summer season was search.
Nevertheless if you love mountains and mountaineering this book should be in your library