Adirondack Peak Experiences
Mountaineering Adventures, Misadventures, and the Pursuit of "the 46"
Compiled and Edited by Carol Stone White
Foreword by Neil Woodworth, Executive Director, Adirondack
A wonderfully written and compiled anthology of hiking and mountaineering adventures in the Adirondacks. Neil Woodworth
Eighty-seven true tales of adventures and misadventures in New York State’s Adirondack Park written by more than seventy-five mountaineers, including some of the most experienced backpackers in the Northeast, many of them Adirondack Forty-Sixers and members of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Included are unforgettable climbs in extreme weather, mistakes made and hardships endured, encounters with bears and other wildlife, accidents and injuries, getting lost in the wilderness, rescues, inspirations, enchantments, and other memorable adventures that present the dangers, challenges and joys of all-season hiking and backpacking in the Adirondack Mountains.
This book is an invitation, as the pages fly by; you cannot escape the growing desire to get out there, to be part of it. To appreciate nature, especially the mountains, you must embrace them. You must experience them in all of their glory, their dangers and moods. This then is a book about men and women who venture out in all seasons and in all weathers to explore the mountains. This is a book of true accounts, of real adventures and yes, some misadventures. All the accounts are instructive. Neil F. Woodworth, Executive Director and Counsel, Adirondack Mountain Club
In this extensive collection of writings about Adirondack adventures past and present, ranging from tales of disaster avoided (or not) to meditations on why we are attracted to wilderness, Carol White has presented us with a veritable kaleidoscope of impressions that one would never be able to experience on one’s own. Tony Goodwin, editor of Adirondack Trails: High Peaks Region and author of Ski and Snowshoe Trails in the Adirondacks
Ordinary people face extraordinary challenges in this incredible collection of true tales of trials, tribulations, tumbles, and triumphs. There’s a wealth of experience contained in this book, much of it learned the hard way. Truly, some of the hikers are lucky to have made it out of the woods. If this book doesn’t get your heart pounding, then you need to check your pulse for signs of life. Russell Dunn, author of Adirondack Waterfall Guide and coauthor of Adirondack Trails with Tales
ISBN: 978-1-883789-63-3 / 1-883789-63-X
$17.95, paper, 6" x 9", 318 pages, map, photographs
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 11 May, 2012.