Accidents in North American Mountaineering

Author: American Alpine Club

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780930410858

Category: Mountaineering accidents

Page: 92

View: 1103

This annual investigative handbook offers detailed reports of more than sixty climbing accidents that occurred in 1998. An analysis of what went wrong in each situation gives experienced and beginning mountaineers the opportunity to learn from other climbers' mistakes. From inadequate protection, clothing, or equipment to inexperience, poor judgment, or simple ignorance, the errors recorded in this book are invaluable safety. lessons for all climbers.

Accidents in North American Mountaineering 2005

Author: American Alpine Club

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780930410988

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

View: 3928

This annual investigative handbook offers detailed reports on climbing accidents that occurred in the United States and Canada in 2004. Produced jointly by the Safety Committees of the American Alpine Club and the Alpine Club of Canada, Accidents in North American Mountaineering details what happened and analyzes what went wrong in each situation to give mountaineers the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.

Death, Daring, and Disaster

Search and Rescue in the National Parks

Author: Farabee Jr.

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1461661854

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 8524

375 exciting tales of heroism and tragedy drawn from the nearly 150,000 search and rescue missions carried out by the National Park Service since 1872.

A Man's Life

Dispatches from Dangerous Places

Author: Mark Jenkins

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594867071

Category: Travel

Page: 358

View: 2819

In an all-new compendium of travel tales, the Outside magazine columnist, explorer, and author of The Hard Way presents accounts of his true-life adventures and experiences in the farthest corners of the globe.

Freedom to Fall

Author: Carol Hampson

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452555621

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 6298

He climbed, only to let go—and now she must follow ... Shockwaves had already reached the rock-climbing community when Carol was awakened in the night with the news of her son’s death. Chris Hampson—a well-known climber whose grace, warmth, commitment, and Zen-like focus inspired many friends—had fallen to his death in Yosemite National Park. This moving memoir tells how a mother, seeking to understand her son’s passion and confronting deep questions of mortal life, learns to climb up from despair. She had always believed that to encourage her children’s freedom was the greatest gift she could give. But now that belief is shaken. Grasping for ground, struggling to accept his passing, she discovers a remarkable truth: love transcends time and space. You never really lose who you love. The first anniversary of Chris’s death is marked by Carol’s pilgrimage to Yosemite where, among perennial climbers and granite gods, she scatters his ashes and begins to release him.