Jeffrey Babcock

Jeffrey Babcock

Jeff Babcock has lived most of his adult life in Alaska, the Last Frontier. SHOULD I NOT RETURN is a non-fiction novel based upon real events during a controversial climbing tragedy and rescue attempt in which Jeff and his older brother, Bill became involved to find seven missing climbers from the ill-fated Joseph Wilcox Expedition in the summer of 1967. Jeff and Bill went on to oversee the outdoor mountaineering program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. For nearly 30 years, they introduced countless students to the joys of mountain climbing, with numerous expeditions to Denali, its surrounding peaks, and on mountains in Mexico and South America. Jeff has written articles on climbing for the Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Magazine.

Jeff also worked as an elementary special education teacher in both Anchorage and in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District for the better of his adult life. He was a resident of Wasilla, Alaska for many years. Jeff and his wife, Margaret, raised four children in Alaska and now live in Green Valley, Arizona--where they have lived for the past several years.

Jeff recently created a DVD entitled 'Death on Denali,' which contains a thorough presentation of the events leading up to the Wilcox tragedy of 1967, along with information about Jeff's past, the history of the early pioneer climbs, and Jeff's return to Denali in 1977 as leader of The Anderson Pass Expedition.

Visit Jeff's website ( to learn more about 'Death on Denali,' and to discover other relevant details related to Jeff's book 'Should I Not Return.' Jeff's DVD 'Death on Denali' may be purchased on Amazon by going to this link: (

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    • Should I Not Return

    • By: Jeffrey Babcock
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey T. Babcock
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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