The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone (Paperback)
Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone
Anchor Books, 9780385720779, 272pp.
Publication Date: February 13, 2001
In the spirit of Peter Matthiessen and John McPhee, McKay Jenkins interweaves a harrowing narrative with an astonishing expanse of relevant knowledge ranging from the history of mountain climbing to the science of snow. Evocative and moving, this fascinating book is a humbling account of man at his most intrepid and nature at its most indomitable.
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Praise For The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone…
“[E]loquently written…. Snow has rarely been so menacing as in this book.”–The Washington Post Book World