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This book is much, much more than a simple accounting on tragedy. It is rich in historical context and develops the setting and background for the deaths chronicled. It provides valuable lessons to be learned and to be re-learned and reinforced. Through the investigative reports, it puts you into the minds of some of the people involved and even into the minds of the victims. It provides rare insight in the world of Yosemite. --Michael Finley, Superintendent of Yosemite 1989-1994
Michael Ghiglieri earned a Ph.D. in Ecology from U.C. Davis for research on wild chimps in Uganda. He has worked as a wilderness river and trekking guide in the Sierra Nevada and many other regions and countries since 1974, rowing 141 trips down Grand Canyon. His book Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon is still Northern Arizona's regional best selling book. Charles R. "Butch" Farabee earned his M.S. from the FBI Academy and during 34 years with the National Park Service (10 in Yosemite) rose from protection ranger to superintendent. He has responded to 1,000+ Search & Rescue missions and has managed these departments in Yosemite and Grand Canyon. His books Death, Daring and Disaster: Search and Rescue in the National Parks and Ranger: An American Icon are sold in nearly every National Park in America.
Interesting and informative. The types of accidents described are predictable. The short stories chronicling each incident are interesting and written with a sense of humor. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a Great Book by by Michael P. Ghiglieri ! I would Highly Recommend this book to anyone interested in real life mystery.Published 18 days ago by A. Wolvin
A real eye opener. Safety needs to be #1 priority when in the back country. Don't be a statistic.
A must read!!!!!
This is a great read. The more you know Yosemite the more gripping it is. I had my own experience on a valley wall as a young teen that could have made me an entry in this book... Read morePublished 1 month ago by guest
One of are all time favorite books. We have bought 3 at this point cause friends borrow them, and they never come back...Published 1 month ago by Sandra L. Taylor
This book was referenced in the Missing 411 series, which I loved. But it was nowhere as good. :(Published 3 months ago by Kerry Kaye
Don't leave the trails and do something stupid - this book will make you understand why.Published 3 months ago by Gisele