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Sunday, May 6 at 3pm - Sandy Stott presents "Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains"

Please join us on Sunday, May 6 at 3pm, when former Concordian Sandy Stott joins us with his new book, Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains.

Sandy Stott is a former editor of Appalachian Mountain Club’s journal Appalachia, a longtime English teacher at Concord Academy, highly involved with the Thoreau Farm, and a lifelong wanderer in the White Mountains.

Event date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
The Concord Bookshop
65 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains Cover Image
ISBN: 9781512600407
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University Press of New England - March 1st, 2018

A perilous history of search and rescue in a changing landscape 

A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp—and suddenly a leisurely hike turns into a treacherous endeavor. In the past decade, inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to alarming levels of overconfidence on the trail. Adding to this worrisome trend, the increasing popularity of ventures into mountainous terrain has led hikers seeking solitude—or an adrenaline rush—into increasingly remote or risky forays. Sandy Stott, the “Accidents” editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers both a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains—along with a plea for us not to take their steadfastness and bravery for granted.

Filled with tales of astonishing courage and sobering tragedy, Critical Hours will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers alike.