At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival



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

  1. John Mehrman John Mehrman says:

    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 uick read and worth it


  2. Becky S Becky S says:

    The theme of this book possibly unintentional is 'mother nature doesn't care about anyone' These stories show that even those who go into the woods with skill and proper euipment may not come out Weather can deteriorate in minutes unleashing avalanches floods straight line winds rainstorms hurricanes lightning blizzards and The less skilled hiker without proper euipment should stick to well marked trails I was impressed at the time effort and expense that goes into searching for hikers who get lost


  3. Lynn Alspach Lynn Alspach says:

    It’s different than other death in park books but enjoyable nonetheless Great detail into the situations people found themselves in along with narratives from the survivors It may seem morbid to some but the you know about the possible dangers the less likely you are to be in future books of the same nature


  4. Joe Geronimo Joe Geronimo says:

    I spend a lot of time in the Adirondacks so when I saw this book I purchased it I've always been safety conscious being out in the wilderness however this book did open my eyes to being even thoughtful and cautious when on an adventure Definitely an interesting read and I enjoyed it thoroughly


  5. Donna Donna says:

    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 uick read


  6. Courtney Courtney says:

    Fantastic local lore especially for lovers of hiking and the Adirondacks


  7. Sarah Darling Jones Sarah Darling Jones says:

    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


  8. Mark Mark says:

    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 uick 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


  9. Gina Ragland Gina Ragland says:

    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 critiue 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


  10. MBP MBP says:

    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 notable misadventures in the Adirondacks Lots of excitement and suspense and raises some interesting uestions like the ethics of using personal locator systems I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoyed Into the Wild


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At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York's Adirondacks [Reading] ➵ At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York's Adirondacks ➼ Peter Bronski – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 In the tradition of Eiger Dreams Mercy of Kindle Ö 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.