Dr. Cook's infamous 1906 photo of Mt. McKinley's summit
Since The Mountaineering Review is itself a mountaineering blog, there has been some understandable concern regarding procedural impartiality. To address these concerns, we have decided to publish the multi-step process which was followed to pick this year's winner. The reader will notice that if these steps are followed, there is simply no room for subjective bias. Here are the steps:
(1) Recall to mind some mountaineering blogs.
(2) Discuss those mountaineering blogs.
(3) Give the award to The Mountaineering Review.
As you can see, if the three steps above are followed, there is no way that the arbitrary whims of judges can affect the outcome. It is a purely objective process of which Dr. Frederick Albert Cook would surely approve.
So, without further hesitation, it is a great privilege to announce this year's winner of the Dr. Frederick Albert Cook Award for Best Mountaineering Blog. The winner is . . . The Mountaineering Review!!!