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Peak Experiences
Danger, Death, and Daring in the Mountains of the Northeast
Carol Stone White, ed.

University Press of New England



Contents

Contents
• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• PART I. WEATHERWISE OR OTHERWISE? PRESIDENTIAL RANGE PERILS AND OTHER TALES ABOVE TREE LINE
• Nature Is Unforgiving: Case Studies – Peter Crane
• Winter above Tree Line – Guy Waterman
• Poking the Dragon – Benjamin David Potter
• Porky Gulch and Above – Landon G. Rockwell
• Skiing Mount Washington – Landon G. Rockwell
• A Wild Day in the Presidentials – Alan Via
• Haunted – Matt Harris
• The Great Gulf – Ellen McDowell Ruggles
• Tragedy among the Clouds – Carol Stone White
• Green in the Whites – Michael N. Kelsey
• Extremes at the Top of Maine – Johnathan A. Esper
• PART II. RESCUES IN THE MOUNTAINS
• A Leg Up: Challenges of a Self-Rescue – Doug Mayer
• Sub-Zero Weather Incapacitates – Todd Bogardus
• Fall from Saddleback Cliff – Marian Zimmerman
• Injury Miles from Nowhere – Arlene Heer Stefanko
• A Mount Marcy Helicopter Rescue – Kimberly J. LaPorte
• A Fall from Grace – Melinda Broman
• Midnight Rescue – Roy R. Schweiker
• Two Lives Saved by Search and Rescue Teams – Edith Tucker
• Life-Threatening Conditions Cause Fatality – Todd Bogardus
• One Man Dead, One Rescued on Blackhead Mountain – Susan Campriello
• Break on Panther Mountain – John Swanson
• A Case of the Umbles – John C. Goding
• Katahdin Ice Climber Meets Lady Luck – Susan P. Kirk
• PART III. A TREACHEROUS PLACE IN THE PEAKS
• The Day “Hal’s Slide” Got Its Name – Keith P. Sullivan
• Rescue on Hal’s Slide – Marjorie LaPan Drake
• Hiker and Dog Fall on Wildcat Slide – Douglas W. Hunt
• Wild Days on the Wildcats – David Scott White
• PART IV. DANGERS OF WATER IN THE MOUNTAINS
• Waterfilled: In Which We Nearly Drown – Laura Waterman
• Broken Compass – Rebecca Chapin
• A Bridge to Safety? – Leonard H. Grubbs
• Icy Passage through Iroquois Pass – Carol Stone White and David Scott White
• A Nice Day Becomes an Ice Day – Marta Bolton Quilliam
• Frostbite! – Carol Stone White and David Scott White
• PART V. ANIMAL AND AVIAN BEHAVIOR
• On the Horns of a Dilemma – John Hartford
• Beware Bear Appetites – Carol Stone White
• Dog Days in the High Peaks – Leonard H. Grubbs
• The Ravens of Bondcliff – Alan Via
• PART VI. ODYSSEYS: IN PURSUIT OF THE POSSIBLE
• Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Tuba – Scott “Tuba Man” Rimm-Hewitt
• Curses, Excursus: Hut-to-Hut Musings – Timothy Muskat
• Descending into the Maelstrom – Teddy “Cave Dog” Keizer
• Never Underestimate the Power of Pudding – Donna Brigley
• Going Long with Fat Packs – Mary Ellen BaRoss
• The White Mountain 4,000-Footers Direttissima – Mats Roing
• Enjoying a Frozen World – Diane Duggento Sawyer
• PART VII. LOST, UNPREPARED, LEADER LAPSES, AND BUSHWHACKED
• Bivouac at Twenty Below – Marta Bolton Quilliam
• Whiteout and Bivouac on Algonquin Peak – Dot Myer
• Most Difficult of the Winter 111 – Betty Maury Heald
• Well, Hale Fellow Not Met – Aaron Schoenberg
• A Chocorua Curse? – Anne Norton and Steve Boheim
• Democracy in Action – Steve Boheim
• Don’t Shoot – Marc Howes
• A Well-Guarded Fort—Escape Not Guaranteed – Donna W. Dearborn
• Coming Home – Martha Leb Molnar
• Appendix A: Clubs and Organizations
• Appendix B: Safety Guidelines
• Notes
• Glossary
• Suggestions for Further Reading
• Contributors
• About the Editor
• Credits

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