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 #: BK273-7656
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: $3.99

List Price: $20.00
You Save $16.01 (80%)



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
TO THE TOP OF DENALI Bill Sherwonit NEW PAPERBACK MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By: Sherwonit, Bill.
Price $6.95 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $8.05 (54%)
- Item # BK1421-1210
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BOLD TRACKS: SKIING FOR THE DISABLED Hal O'Leary 1987 1st ed Paperback Very Good
By: O'Leary, Hal
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP5129-713
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
VOICE OF THE HILLS: THE STORY OF BEN HUMBLE, M.B.E. Humble 1995 1st ed Hardcovder DJ New 3 Copies Available
By: Humble, Roy
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.05 (67%)
- Item # BK707-6113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GREAT AMERICAN ROCK CLIMBS 1995 1st ed Paperback Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Richard DuMais
By: DuMais, Richard
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $22.01 (73%)
- Item # BK1792A-7659
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PLAYING FOR REAL: STORIES FROM ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESCUE Scott-Nash 2007
By: Scott, Mark Nash
Price $11.95
- Item # BK2187
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN FORK CANYON ROCK CANYON [Utah] Stuart and Bret Ruckman 1995 New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Ruckman, Stuart and Bret
Price $6.50 ~ Regular $27.00, You Save $20.50 (76%)
- Item # GB913-9564
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 $2.95 ~ Regular $21.95, You Save $19.00 (87%)
- Item # BK876-2748
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALPINE CLIMBING [THE HANDBOOK OF ALPINE CLIMBING] John Barry 1995 New Paperback 2 Copies Available
By: Barry, John
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $15.96 (80%)
- Item # BK94-7892
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE STORMS: ADVENTURE AND TRAGEDY ON EVEREST. SIGNED by the author Mike Trueman 2015 1st UK ed 2 COPIES AVAILABLE
By: Trueman, Mike SIGNED
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $30.00 (75%)
- Item # BK3944-3752
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CLIMBING ART MAGAZINE
By: THE CLIMBING ART MAGAZINE Pat Ament
Price $3.00
- Item # JR156
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


ARABIAN SANDS. Wilfred Thesiger 1984 2nd US edition DJ
By: Thesiger, Wilfred.
Price $50.00
- Item # OP39D
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NIGHT CLIMBERS OF CAMBRIDGE Whipplesnaith 1937 Rare 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good
By: Whipplesnaith (Noel Howard Symington)
Price $199.00 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $301.00 (60%)
- Item # OP157G-295
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CIRCLING THE SACRED MOUNTAIN: A SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE THROUGH THE HIMALAYAS Thurman, Robert and Tad Wise. 1999 DJ
By: Thurman, Robert and Tad Wise.
Price $24.95
- Item # BK1554
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WIND IN MY HAIR. Brigitte Muir 1998 1st edition Fine
By: Muir, Brigitte.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.01 (60%)
- Item # OP351-421
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 Near Fine [Not Signed]
By: Herzog, Maurice
Price $24.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $25.01 (50%)
- Item # OP106N-113
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE SPRINGS OF ADVENTURE Wilfrid Noyce, 1st UK edition DJ 2 copies available
By: Noyce, Wilfrid
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.01 (43%)
- Item # OP1016-3612
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANTON OITZINGER: EIN BERGFUHRERLEBEN [ANTON OITZINGER: A MOUNTAIN GUIDE LIFE] Julius Kugy 1935 Hardcover Bright and Fine
By: Kugy, Julius
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $20.01 (57%)
- Item # OP5027-196
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA FIRST CONQUEST OF AN 8000-METER PEAK [26,493 feet] 1st USA ed DJ Near Fine SIGNED BY MAURICE HERZOG
By: Herzog, Maurice
Price $350.00 ~ Regular $400.00, You Save $50.00 (12%)
- Item # OP106-357
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
STORMS OF SILENCE 1996 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ As New 4 Copies Available SIGNED by Joe Simpson
By: Simpson, Joe
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $110.01 (73%)
- Item # OP65-5144
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LONELY VICTORY Peter Habeler 1979 1st ed DJ Hardcover Very Good-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Habeler, Peter
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # OP193B-1294
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart