At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York's Adirondacks

At the Mercy of the Mountains True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York s Adirondacks In the tradition of Eiger Dreams In the Zone Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World and Not Without Peril comes a new book that examines the thrills and perils of outdoor adventure in

  • Title: At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York's Adirondacks
  • Author: Peter Bronski
  • ISBN: 9781599213040
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the tradition of Eiger Dreams, In the Zone Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World, and Not Without Peril, comes a new book that examines the thrills and perils of outdoor adventure in the East s greatest wilderness, the Adirondacks.

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    1. I really liked the first chapter that explored the history of the Adirondacks. Amazing how much I didn't know considering I grew up there. The rest of the stories were interesting, but I found the author jumping around a lot which was confusing. Maybe his magazine style of writing doesn't translate well to a full book. Quick read and worth it.


    2. One reviewer noted it read like a newspaper which it does it is not a deep account of all the events but provides context and the outcomes. Insightful interesting and quick read


    3. Great written accounts of true stories of survival and misfortunes in the Adirondacks in New York State. Everybody who hikes in these mountains can learn something from these stories.


    4. As a native Upstate New Yorker, I was excited to read about some adventurous tales in the Adirondacks. The book is thoroughly researched and the tales are not drawn out. My only big critique (for me personally), is that it sometimes read like a textbook rather than a riveting read. With that being said though, the book does it job. I can't wait to hike and kayak in the Adirondacks when I visit Upstate NY this summer.


    5. I enjoyed reading this book in anticipation of a camping trip to the Adirondacks. Each chapter relates a survival story from the area -- most are exciting as well as quick-reading. There are some lessons to take away including to prepare ahead of time for changing conditions, to recognize when plans need to change, and to that having a travel partner seems to greatly increase chances of survival. Simple lessons I guess, but good to be reminded.


    6. A book about sheer perseverance, sheer stupidity, and freak accidents in the Adirondacks. As someone who climbs, paddles,and hikes there, it's important to read about the what ifs and the way to not become a statistic. A good collection of stories written in a way that just tells the facts of each story.3.5 stars.


    7. This well-written and researched book begins with a bit of history of the mountains and of Adirondack exploration, and goes on to discuss some of the more notable misadventures in the Adirondacks. Lots of excitement and suspense, and raises some interesting questions (like the ethics of using personal locator systems). I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoyed Into the Wild.


    8. Amazing stories of survivals and deaths in the Adirondacks. Although there was one story that the author got wrong. Steve Ovitt, in the story "Dead Man Walking", was in a helicopter rather than on the ground. Ovitt is my backpacking instructor, so he would know!


    9. This book is divided into a series of short stories about things gone terribly wrong in the Adirondacks. As someone who is very fond and relatively familiar with the ADK High Peaks region, this book was fantastic!


    10. Loved reading the stories in my high school english class! Especially since you could point out the window anywhere and you'll be looking at the Adirondacks! :D (Plus I got a couple A's writing papers on this book) hahaha


    11. Peter Bronski tells of the many diverse ways the Adirondacks challenge those who venture into the wilds of these New York mountains. The stories are short and interesting. At the end of the book there is a guide to help future adventurers avoid dangerous situations.


    12. Since I have such an affinity for the Adirondacks, this was a fascinating book about the adventures and misadventures of those over the years who have climbed, skied, backpacked, and explored the High Peaks. Well written and enlightening.


    13. Great collection of stories!Although I wouldn't say it was written in an award-winning way.Goes to show that you need to be thoroughly prepared everytime you go in the woods. Even then the power of nature can be overwhelming.


    14. Engaging book if you are interested in the Adirondacks. Natural history, and info about mishaps experienced by early settlers, through to modern times. Light read. I'll think thrice about heading out on a day hike in the Adirondack park, esp in the winter.




    15. Really enjoyed reading about other people's experiences in the Adirondacks, where I've had many adventures and misadventures myself! Well written, easy read.


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