9781555664312

Colorado 14er Disasters : Victims of the Game

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  • ISBN13:

    9781555664312

  • ISBN10:

    1555664318

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-14
  • Publisher: Big Earth Pub
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Summary

The Colorado fourteeners have been fonts of joy, icons of beauty, monuments of accomplishment, taskmasters of suffering, and doorways to visions and epiphanies. It is no mystery why hundreds of thousands have been drawn to their summits. But along with these intensely positive experiences is the possibility of the opposite extreme-to become stranded, severely injured, or even killed, in disturbingly easy ways....

Author Biography

Mark Scott-Nash is a writer and Colorado native living in Boulder, and has extensive experience in all aspects of mountaineering and technical climbing, ranging from the local Colorado mountains to far-flung locations in Asia, South America, and Alaska. Mark has participated in more than one hundred search and rescue missions.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Flirting with Disasterp. 13
Course to Catastrophep. 73
Wrong Wayp. 137
Managing the Gamep. 183
Appendices
Preventing Disaster, by the Colorado Mountain Clubp. 187
Managing Disaster, by the Alpine Rescue Teamp. 194
Backcountry Communication and Navigation Equipmentp. 198
Glossaryp. 204
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