At the Mercy of the Mountains True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York's Adirondacks

ISBN-10: 1599213044
ISBN-13: 9781599213040
Edition: 2008
Authors: Peter Bronski
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Description: In this compelling book, award-winning adventure writer and former Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue team member Peter Bronski chronicles true stories of survival and tragedy, from famous historical cases during the early 20th century, to modern  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 0.880

In this compelling book, award-winning adventure writer and former Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue team member Peter Bronski chronicles true stories of survival and tragedy, from famous historical cases during the early 20th century, to modern tales of harrowing struggle in the mountains and wilderness.nbsp; Extensively researched, these gripping tales pull together historical accounts, first-hand interviews, previously untold stories and expert analysis to retrace each misadventure

Peter Bronski is the coauthor of Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking and Artisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes and founder of the blog No Gluten, No Problem. Despite his celiac disease, he enjoys adventure sports, is a former Xterra off-road triathlon U.S. national championship competitor, and is currently an ultramarathoner.

Preface
Introduction
A Guide's Story: Magnet for Misadventure
A Carnegie Hero's Rescue on Lake Champlain
The Boy Scouts versus Wallface
The Crash of American Airlines Flight 166
Stranded: The Rescue of Maria Gersen
Grand Ambition: Two Men, Forty-Six High Peaks, Five Days, and only One Survivor
Of Ice and Men: Ice Climbers Avalanched Off Chapel Pond Slab
Marcy's Might: The Search for Steven Thomas
Running the Hudson River Gorge
Deadly Allure: Mount Colden's Trap Dike
Solo: A Long-Distance Hiker's Final Days
Without a Trace: The Disappearance of Thomas Carleton
Blowdown! A Rogue Microburst Destroys Forest and Traps Hikers in the Wilderness
Mayday in the Sawtooth Mountains
Trapped: Rising Waters and No Safe Way Out
Avalanche!
An Unplanned Epic: The Third Worst Snowstorm in ADK History Surprises Two Pairs of Hikers
Lightning Strike
Dead Man Walking: The Search for Arthur Birchmeyer
Beacon of Controversy: One Canoeist, Two Rescues and the Personal Locator Beacon that Made History
Epilogue: Lessons from the Backcountry
Time Line of Misadventures and Search and Rescues Covered in this Book
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author

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