9781934028322

Not Without Peril 150 Years Of Misadventure On The Presidential Range Of New Hampshire

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    9781934028322

  • ISBN10:

    1934028320

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-14
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books
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Summary

Among the most dangerous mountains in the world, Mount Washington has challenged adventurers for centuries with its severe weather. From the days when gentlefolk ascended the heights in hoop skirts and wool suits to today's high-tech assaults on wintry summits, this book offers extensive and intimate profiles of people who found trouble on New Hampshire's Presidential Range, from the nineteenth century through present day. Veteran journalist Nicholas Howe draws on his investigative skills and familiarity with the mountains of his childhood to create this gripping collection. The result is a compelling story about our changing relationship with the mountains we love and the risks they pose. This Tenth Anniversary Edition includes an Afterword from Nicholas Howe, with commentary on how our relationship with the Presidential Range has evolved over the last decade.

Author Biography

Nicholas Howe has been a journalist since 1977. His widely-published work focuses on outdoor recreation and history.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
In the Beginning: 1849p. 1
Gentlefolk Essay the Heights: 1855p. 14
The Man Who Collected Views: 1855p. 26
Calamity in the Unroofed Temple: Sewall Fauncep. 47
A Presidential Brain Trust: 1886p. 55
The Grand Scheme: 1912p. 76
The Mayor of Porky Gulch Takes Office: 1926p. 93
The Wreck of Old No 1: 1929p. 115
Summer People Go North: 1933p. 124
Wrong-Headed from the Beginning: 1933p. 141
A Deadly Crossing in Great Gulf: 1934p. 155
The Choice of Presidents: 1938p. 164
Death Comes in Small Parts: 1952p. 177
The Summit as Homep. 182
From Homespun to High Tech: 1954p. 198
A Question of Life or Death: 1986p. 216
The Deadliest Season: 1994, 1994, 1994, 1994p. 251
Afterwordp. 285
Acknowledgemntsp. 289
Appendix: Deaths on Mount Washingtonp. 293
Image Creditsp. 301
About the Authorp. 303
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