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rockin rex
02-19-2007, 06:37 AM
Seeing that I will be housebound for the next six or so weeks all I can do is read. If folks could give me their favorite adventure book that they have read and the author it will give me a heads up on the best ones out there. There are other injured souls such as me out there so this will be a nice thing for everyone. Thanks all for your imput. May the six to eight weeks pass quickly with some good books.

Gorque
02-19-2007, 07:47 AM
Jack London's novels are always a good read during this time of the year.

Bill O
02-19-2007, 08:32 AM
Into Thin Air: Krakauer
Into The Wild: Krakauer
Eiger Dreams: Krakauer

Fire: Junger
Touching The Void: Simpson
Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Ralston

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage; Lansing

And of course...Not Without Peril

KD Talbot
02-19-2007, 03:58 PM
It's a very short book but I like: "Three Days on the White Mountains: The Perilous Adventure of Dr. B.L.Ball on Mount Washington" You can probabaly read this in an hour or two, but it's worth it. There is also a version of it in Nicholas Howe's "Not Without Peril" which is a longer read about deaths on the Presidential Range.

Also anything republished by Mike Dickerman of Bondcliff Books and all of Steve Smith's works are excellent, all dealing with NH's White Mountains. If you can't buy them here:

http://www.mountwashington.org/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=6&zenid=7570c4262aa68f200ecf17f5c4366a64

Try here:

http://www.mountainwanderer.com/

KDT

Patrad Fischroy
02-20-2007, 08:40 AM
For a slightly more humorous read look up Ten Years on the Rock Pile by Lee Vincent . I think that there were a couple of books that he wrote in the same vein.

http://www.biblio.com/books/8513000.html

rockin rex
02-23-2007, 03:34 PM
Spent my day in bed reading Facing the Exteme by Ruth Anne Kocour. What an incredible tale of survival on McKinley. I could not put this book down and read it cover to cover. I would recommend this book to all who have stood a top the summit or those who have a dream of one day standing atop a summit wheather it be 4,000 or 29,000 feet. This book is a must read!!!!!!!!!!!!

karenk
02-24-2007, 07:02 PM
How about Louis Lamour's LAST OF THE BREED. (1986) Not a cowboy tale, it tells of a USAF Major (a Sioux Indian) whose experimental plane is forced down over Russia, is captured, escapes and is followed by Russia's finest tracker all the way across Siberia to the Bering Strait and on to America. I barely breathed in places! Enjoy!

Bretton Woods Brat
02-25-2007, 07:19 AM
Life By The Tracks....By Virginia C. Downs :D

It's about The Evans Family who lived on the slope of Mt. Willard in a railroad section house. Great story, I've read it 3 times!!

rockin rex
03-01-2007, 08:12 AM
Just finished another incredible book. The book is called a test of will by Warren MacDonald. This book is a must read. This is the story about the climber who got pinned under a rock slab while on a hike and ended up losing both his legs. What a story.

Bill O
03-01-2007, 08:16 AM
Just finished another incredible book. The book is called a test of will by Warren MacDonald. This book is a must read. This is the story about the climber who got pinned under a rock slab while on a hike and ended up losing both his legs. What a story.

Sounds interesting. That reminds me of an amazing article in Backpacker Magazine a few years. It was about a man who got pinned in the Wyoming backcountry on a solo trip. He didn't live, but he wrote a journal and they were able to piece together most of what happened.

Brad
03-01-2007, 07:28 PM
Just finished another incredible book. The book is called a test of will by Warren MacDonald. This book is a must read. This is the story about the climber who got pinned under a rock slab while on a hike and ended up losing both his legs. What a story.
Hmmm, reminds me of the accident I was in up on Lions Head many many years ago. But, giving that story would be off topic.

davidhowland14
03-01-2007, 07:30 PM
Into Thin Air: Krakauer
Into The Wild: Krakauer
Eiger Dreams: Krakauer
Not Without Peril

i second all of these...all excellent books.

rockin rex
03-09-2007, 03:38 PM
Just finished the book North to Katahdin by Eric Pinder. This book caught my attention since the author stated that he had worked at the Mount Washington observatory. What a great book. Come to find out that one of the hikers Eric speaks of in his book I knew from my thru hike in 1986. The hikers name was Bryan Yeaton A.K.A. Queequeg the Harpooner. Eric stated that Bryan lived in Jackson just down the road from Pinkham. As the book stated Bryan flew doing huge mileage. I remember following his log enteries all the way thru New England after he flew by me. What a small world. If anyone knows Bryan tell him I say hello. He will definetely know me. If anyone is looking to read an awesome book written by one of the observatorys own then this is the one. Go grab " North To Katahdin" sit back and enjoy.

Rich
03-09-2007, 04:18 PM
"Good Morning Midnight, life and death in the wild"
By Chip Brown


After I heard about a man climbing to the summit of North Lafayette to lie down and commit suicide by exposure, I couldn't help but become extremely fascinated with Guy Waterman's life. This book (and his life) is unbelievable. I highly recommend it!

tkahike
03-10-2007, 04:00 AM
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why (http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Survival-Who-Lives-Dies/dp/0393326152/ref=sr_1_1/103-5093198-5332624?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1173516719&sr=8-1)

A lot of good books already mentioned. Some of my other favorite reads

Atlas Shrugged (http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Shrugged-Ayn-Rand/dp/0452011876/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-5093198-5332624?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1173517199&sr=1-1)

Unintended Consequences (http://www.amazon.com/Unintended-Consequences-John-Ross/dp/1888118040/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-5093198-5332624?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1173516932&sr=1-1)

Lucifers Hammer (http://www.amazon.com/Lucifers-Hammer-Jerry-Pournelle/dp/0345421396/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-5093198-5332624?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1173516977&sr=1-1)