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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 a new afterword by Nicholas Howe, with commentary on how our relationship with the Presidential Range has evolved over the last decade.
|Publisher:||Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA|
|Edition description:||10th Anniversary Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Nicholas Howe has been a journalist since 1977. His widely-published work focuses on outdoor recreation and history.
Table of Contents
1 In the Beginning: 1849 Frederick Strickland 1
2 Gentlefolk Essay the Heights: 1855 Lizzie Bourne 14
3 The Man Who Collected Views: 1855 Dr. Benjamin Lincoln Ball 26
4 Calamity in the Unroofed Temple: Sewall Faunce 47
5 A Presidential Brain Trust: 1886 William Curtis Allan Ormsbee 55
6 The Grand Scheme: 1912 John Keenan 76
7 The Mayor of Porky Gulch Takes Office: 1926 Max Engelhart 93
8 The Wreck of Old No 1: 1929 Daniel Rossiter 115
9 Summer People Go North: 1933 Jessie Whitehead 124
10 Wrong-Headed from the Beginning: 1933 Simon Joseph 141
11 A Deadly Crossing in Great Gulf: 1934 Jerome Pierce 155
12 The Choice of Presidents: 1938 Joe Caggiano 164
13 Death Comes in Small Parts: 1952 Raymond Davis 177
14 The Summit as Home 182
15 From Homespun to High Tech: 1954 Philip Longnecker Jacques Parysko 198
16 A Question of Life or Death: 1986 MacDonald Barr 216
17 The Deadliest Season: 1994, 1994, 1994, 1994 Derek Tinkham Moroe Couper Erik Lattey Cheryl Weingarten Sarah Nicholson 251
Appendix: Deaths on Mount Washington 293
Image Credits 301
About the Author 303
The Tenth Anniversary Edition will feature an Afterword reflecting on new developments on the Presidential Range since 1994. This edition will also include an updated Appendix with a list of deaths on Mount Washington.