Among the most beautiful and deadly mountains in the world, Mount Washington has challenged adventurers for centuries with its severe weather. From the days when gentlefolk ascended 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 the present day.
Recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the 100 Essential New England Books, the first edition garnered commendation from the Banff Mountain book festival for its gripping tales of exploration and tragedy. This tenth anniversary edition includes a foreword from Mohamed Ellozy, former accidents editor of Appalachia, an afterword from the author offering a personal account of an evening spent at the Mount Washington Observatory while 160-mile-per-hour winds raged outside, an updated chronology of deaths on Mt. Washington, and new historical photos.
Not Without Peril is a 2014 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) winner in the Outdoor Classic category, in recognition of its unusual and lasting significance in the outdoor field. Judges noted, "First published 14 years ago, Not Without Peril has quickly risen amongst the ranks of outdoor books and is clearly deserving the title of an outdoor classic...[author Nicholas Howe] gives us more than just facts of each accident, but he goes deeper, placing the accidents in the historical context of the times, including the period’s clothing and equipment, and providing a more complete understanding of the background and personalities of the people involved." Click here for more about NOBA and the award, and to see all the 2014 NOBA Winners.
|About the Author||Nicholas Howe has been a journalist since 1977. His widely-published work focuses on outdoor recreation and history.|
|Endorsements||“Nick Howe has combined extensive research with his rich personal knowledge to weave an articulate tale of adventure, challenge, and tragedy. Today’s mountain travelers can ignore these historic lessons only at their own peril.” - Peter Crane, Director of Programs, Mount Washington Observatory, and Member, Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue|
|Region||New Hampshire, Northern New England, White Mountains|
|Publisher||Appalachian Mountain Club Books|
|Edition||2nd Edition (October 14, 2009)|
|Dimensions||0.9 x 6.3 x 8.9 inches, 344 pages|