At the Mercy of the Mountains
Every year thousands of outdoor enthusiasts venture into a six million acre wilderness that is the size of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon combines. They are attracted by its accessibility, spectacular views, and challenging terrain. But when adventure is easy to find, so, too, is misadventure.
In this compelling book, award-winning adventure writer and former Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue team member Peter Bronski chronicles true stories of survival and tragedy, from famous historical cases during the early 20th century, to modern tales of harrowing struggle in the mountains and wilderness. Extensively researched, these gripping tales pull together historical accounts, first-hand interviews, previously untold stories and expert analysis to retrace each misadventure.