Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK273-9679
THE FALLING SEASON: INSIDE THE LIFE AND DEATH DRAMA OF ASPEN'S MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM Hal Clifford 1995 1st ed Hardcover DJ Multiple Copies Available
By Clifford, Hal
Price: $4.99

List Price: $20.00
You Save $15.01 (75%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

Harper Collins West, 1995, 1st ed. 265 pp, b/w photos. New Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Remainder mark.

The Aspen Colorado Mountain Rescue Team and the rescues done by the men and women who put their lives on the line to save others.

  • Offers an inside view of the dangers, emotions, and politics of a mountain rescue group
  • Covers one of the most publicized mountain rescue operations of the decade: Express Creek

To write fairly about mountain rescuers, journalist Hal Clifford was told, you must become one yourself. And so began the most challenging assignment of his career-in the wilderness around Aspen, Colorado, where each year the destinies of a handful among legions of skiers, hikers, and climbers intersect with those of their rescuers. The Falling Season is Clifford's thrilling account of an insider's life and time on one of America's premier mountain rescue teams. Giving new voice to the adrenaline rush, he recounts the harrowing moments and the against-the-clock, painstaking procedures of more than a dozen mountain rescues, including 1993's infamous Express Creek crisis and its attendant media circus.

Throughout, he profiles his teammates, dedicated volunteers who leave warm beds and meals at a moment's notice and brave unimaginably harsh conditions to save an injured stranger's life. Here are their thoughts and motivations as they dangle from cliff sides, risk avalanches, and wait for fateful words on static-filled radios. Unflinchingly honest,

Clifford also talks about the divisive politics, personal struggles, egos, and occasional unhappy outcomes that are an inevitable part of rescuing life.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
ALPINE CLIMBING [THE HANDBOOK OF ALPINE CLIMBING] John Barry 1995 New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Barry, John
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $14.95 (75%)
- Item # BK94-96740
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SEARCH AND RESCUE MAGAZINE 1974-1980 A set of 13 issues
By: Kelley, Dennis E.
Price $14.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $35.05 (70%)
- Item # JR313-107
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE PRICE OF ADVENTURE: MOUNTAIN RESCUE STORIES FROM FOUR CONTINENTS Hamish MacInnes 1987 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
By: MacInnes, Hamish
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $25.01 (56%)
- Item # OP999-9522
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ICEBOUND SUMMER Sally Carrighar 1981 Softcover Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Carrighar, Sally
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $9.95, You Save $4.96 (50%)
- Item # PL153A-9604
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A HARD DAY'S SUMMER: SIX CLASSIC NORTH FACES SOLO. 1994 1st UK ed DJ 1994 1st UK edition DJ SIGNED by Alison Hargreaves
By: Hargreaves, Alison
[ SOLD ]
- Item # OP124C
View Details
TO THE TOP OF DENALI Sherwonit 1990 Softcover Very Good-Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Sherwonit, Bill
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $10.95, You Save $5.95 (54%)
- Item # BK1421A-1785
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RESCUE LEADERSHIP Paul Williams 1977 1st ed Softcover Fine
By: Williams, Paul M.
Price $15.00 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $5.00 (25%)
- Item # OP4426-144
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ROCK CLIMBING Peter Livesey 1990 1st US ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available
By: Livesey, Peter
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $21.95, You Save $16.96 (77%)
- Item # BK876-9673
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DEATH AND LITTLE BROTHER [Novel] Clifford Knight 1952 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good
By: Knight, Clifford
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $64.95 (65%)
- Item # OP7211-164
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS: A HANDBOOK FOR FOR PROTECTION PERSONNEL 1960 3rd or 1972 7th prtg Softcover Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Grand Teton Natural History Association
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $7.96 (61%)
- Item # OP3739-1073
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


CANADIAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1986 2 copies available
By: Alpine Club of Canada
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # CAJ1986-1972
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2: CHALLENGING THE SKY Roberto Mantovani, Kurt Diemberger 1997 1st US ed Large Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple copies available
By: Mantovani, Roberto and Kurt Diemberger
Price $19.99
- Item # BK383C-9684p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA FIRST CONQUEST OF AN 8000-METER PEAK [26,493 feet] Maurice Herzog 1953 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By: Herzog, Maurice
Price $150.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $50.00 (25%)
- Item # OP106P-346
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LES CONQUETES DE MA JEUNESSE [CLIMBS OF MY YOUTH] Andre Roch 1942 1st ed Softcover Near Fine
By: Roch, André
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $35.01 (88%)
- Item # OP1379A-966
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NEW! SHERPA: STORIES OF LIFE AND DEATH FROM THE FORGOTTEN GURADIANS OF EVEREST Bashyal & Adhikari 2022 1st UK ed Hardcover New Multiple copies available
By: Bashyal, Pradeep & Ankit Babu Adhikari
Price $29.95 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $10.00 (25%)
- Item # BK5112-9483
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DANGER MY ALLY: THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF F.A. Mitchell-Hedges 1995 Softcover Fine
By: Mitchell-Hedges, F.A.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $14.00, You Save $4.01 (29%)
- Item # BK8122-953
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBS AND EXPLORATION IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES Stutfield and Collie 1903 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By: Stutfield, Hugh and J. Norman Collie
Price $350.00 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $150.00 (30%)
- Item # OP846-105
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: EXPEDITION TO THE ULTIMATE 1979 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine 3 Copies Available SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $85.00 (57%)
- Item # BK52B-9503
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE HILL: A TRUE STORY OF TRAGEDY, RECOVERY, AND REDEMPTION ON NORTH AMERICA'S HIGHEST PEAK Ed Hommer and Daniel Paisner 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hommer, Ed and Daniel Paisner
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $21.95, You Save $11.96 (54%)
- Item # BK667A-967
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALASKA ASCENTS: WORLD CLASS MOUNTAINEERS TELL THEIR STORIES Bill Sherwonit 1996 1st ed Softcover Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Sherwonit, Bill
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $11.96 (71%)
- Item # BK1419-1082
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart