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

Staff Pick Logo
At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York's Adirondacks Cover Image
$16.95
On Our Shelves Now
11 on hand, as of May 25 3:18am
(ADIRONDACK BOOKS)

Staff Reviews


Very well written

— Marc

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 tales of harrowing struggle in the mountains and wilderness. Extensively researched, these gripping tales pull together historical accounts, first-hand interviews, previously untold stories and expert analysis to retrace each misadventure.

About the Author


Peter Bronski is an award-winning author who specializes in outdoor adventure and travel, nature and science. His writing appears regularly in such magazines across the country as 5280: Denver s Mile-High Magazine, Adirondack Life, AMC Outdoors, Sea Kayaker, Vermont Life, and Westchester Magazine."

Praise For…


"For every hiker, climber or canoeist who gets into trouble, there are thousands more who don't. Peter Bronski's compelling account of misadventures in the Adirondacks is a necessary corrective for those who go into the mountains unwary of the dangers." --Jim Wickwire, author of Addicted to Danger: A Memoir About Affirming Life in the Face of Death and the first American to summit K2 "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 twentieth century to modern tales of harrowing struggle in the mountains and wilderness. Extensively researched, these gripping tales pull together historical accounts, firsthand interviews, previously untold stories, and expert analysis to retrace each misadventure. More than just a recounting of tragedy in the wilderness, At the Mercy of the Mountains is an affirmation of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity and an insight into why misadventure happens in the first placeand how to avoid it. It is a must-read for hikers, climbers, paddlers, armchair travelersanyone who loves great tales of adventure."  --Associated Press

Product Details
ISBN: 9781599213040
ISBN-10: 1599213044
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: February 26th, 2008
Pages: 321
Language: English