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Not Without Peril, Tenth Anniversary Edition

150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire

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.

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Nicholas Howe

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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.

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Author Nicholas Howe
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
Activity Skills/Instruction
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Edition 2nd Edition (October 14, 2009)
Format Paperback
Dimensions 0.9 x 6.3 x 8.9 inches, 344 pages
ISBN-13 9781934028322

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

About the Author

Nicholas Howe has been a journalist since 1977. His widely-published work focuses on outdoor recreation and history.