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Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire
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Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire

 
Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire

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Object Title: Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire

Manufacturer: Nicholas Howe (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

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Page By: silversummit

Created/Edited: Mar 11, 2009 / Apr 7, 2009

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Book Summary

Beginning with the death of Frederick Strickland in 1849 and ending with the death of Sarah Nicholson in 1994 twenty-two tales of tragedy are recounted in this rather unusual volume. Written by a local author who grew up spending summers in view of Mount Washington readers soon become familiar with the local history and multiple dangers of hiking in the different seasons in the Presidential Range. While some deaths were caused by absurdity e.g climbing in shorts without any hat or jacket etc. others died merely feet away from huts. Anyone with an interest in Mount Washington or its history will find this a fascinating read.

Product Details

Price: $ 14.95

Paperback: 309 pages with black and white photos

Author: Nicholas Howe

Publisher:
Appalachian Mountain Club Books

Year Published: 2000

Language: English

ISBN: 1-878239-93-7

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silversummitSurprising Good Reading!

Voted 5/5

I don't generally enjoy reading chapters of historical background when picking up a book but Nick Howe walks you through Mount Washington's tragedies one by one in this way. At first I couldn't believe what I was reading, such as people starting to walk up a huge mountain without even a topcoat. Later, the stories of present day hikers continuing to climb upward in bad weather seem almost tame in comparison. This is a must-read for anyone who hikes or travels to this area!
Posted Mar 11, 2009 9:57 pm

mtnbndReally good book

Voted 5/5

A good read before venturing into the Whites.
Posted Dec 27, 2013 1:43 pm

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