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Great Sierra Book "Survive"

Postby SierraVisions » Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:35 pm

Just finished reading "Survive" by Peter Deleo.
What an amazing book!!
In Nov. of 1993 the plane Peter was piloting crashed in the southern Sierra in the Kern River dranage. Peter spent the next 13 days hiking out of the mountains in snow 4-6 feet deep. He climbed over the crest at Olancha Peak and made his way to the Roadhouse Cafe in Olancha. Where he had to convice the Inyo Count Sheriff who he was. (I won't tell anymore and spoil it for those who haven't read it.)
This beek tells Peter's story of it all.
All I can say is WOW!! This guy is amazing and what he went through in the mountains was amazing. And if you pay attention to all that he did to survive you can learn a lot about surviving in the mountains in the winter.

Has anybody else read this book? It's only been out for about 6 months now. I highly recomend it to anyone who loves the mountains. In my opinion it ranks right up there with "Lost in the Minarets" as one of the great Sierra adventure books.


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Postby Sierragator » Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:02 pm

Yeah, I read this book in '05. The BS detector was off the charts. To each their own I suppose.
Therefore we are all, in some sense, mountaineers, and going to the mountains is going home."
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Postby tomcat_rc » Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:58 pm

I have never laughed so hard in my life as when I read this book - great comedy
mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want
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Postby Shawn » Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:12 pm

I haven't read the book, but I did read the NTSB accident report.

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Postby rightstar76 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:30 pm

I looked at this book once when I was in Barnes & Noble. It contained an autograph by the author and a handwritten note saying something to the effect that the story should inspire others to achieve their dreams. I was a little confused since the story was scary and sad. I also found it strange that the author made two mistakes in saying the crash was in Sequoia National Park (it was in Golden Trout Wilderness) and that all the trees were sequoias (none of them were since he was east of the Kern River). I became skeptical when I got home and did some research and found that the author was dishonest with the details of the story. He clearly was trying to profit from his arrogance and lack of caring for his friends who died that day. I was sorry I had wasted so much time skimming through it at the bookstore.
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