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    New Book on Kate M.

    I just ordered the newly released " Where you'll find me" by TY Gagne. Covers in depth, the tragedy of Kate Matrosova.

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    Ty has written a thought provoking essay on when hiking in groups can be unsafe for Appalachia journal. It comes out in December. It's called "Weakness in Numbers.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwoodside View Post
    Ty has written a thought provoking essay on when hiking in groups can be unsafe for Appalachia journal. It comes out in December. It's called "Weakness in Numbers.'
    That sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the reference.
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    There is/was a pretty lively discussion about this book on Facebook. I generally don't find most of these types of books to be worthwhile from a knowledge and learning perspective but based on excerpts, feedback from people who read or went to his lectures this actually does sound like a pretty interesting read. I went ahead and ordered one for my vacation flight nxt week.....then I got the ETA that it would be a month before I received. Oh well.
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    I was fortunate enough to see one of Ty's presentations on the search for Kate. He did a really thorough job covering the search and his talk was really compelling. I'll buy the book. I imagine Ty has put together a good book. I'm interested to read it.
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    Too bad this book is not available on Kindle. Nowadays, I prefer to get books in electronic format, so I may need to wait a bit although I'm itching to read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra View Post
    I just ordered the newly released " Where you'll find me" by TY Gagne....
    Thanks for the heads up on this. I'm sure I'll enjoy reading this book.

    The early reviews on Amazon indicate the author has taken a very balanced approach to the subject, neither demonizing her or making her out to be a tragic hero.

    There are so many interesting threads to her story, from risk analysis, to solo winter climbing, to reliance on technology, to hubris, it will be interesting to see how he weaves them into a cogent narrative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DayTrip View Post
    I went ahead and ordered one for my vacation flight nxt week.....then I got the ETA that it would be a month before I received. Oh well.
    I just talked with my local Barnes and Nobel and they claim this is a "print on demand" paperback that will not be available in any book store. You order it and the publisher prints you a copy. Which seems crazy in the era of e-books.

    Thus the long wait for your copy.

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    The Mountain Wanderer (Steve Smith's store) in Lincoln, NH received a few copies today along with several cases of the new 30th edition AMC White Mountain guidebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J&J View Post
    The Mountain Wanderer (Steve Smith's store) in Lincoln, NH received a few copies today along with several cases of the new 30th edition AMC White Mountain guidebook.
    My pre-ordered 30th edition arrived this week. New formating, old people be warned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    I just talked with my local Barnes and Nobel and they claim this is a "print on demand" paperback that will not be available in any book store. You order it and the publisher prints you a copy. Which seems crazy in the era of e-books.

    Thus the long wait for your copy.

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    That is odd. I got an ETA update that I might get on 9/7 now so I guess a lot of other people have ordered. Still won't be here in time for my vacation but at least I'll have something to read when I get back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DayTrip View Post
    That is odd. I got an ETA update that I might get on 9/7 now so I guess a lot of other people have ordered. Still won't be here in time for my vacation but at least I'll have something to read when I get back.
    I just ordered a copy from Mt Wanderer this AM and Steve will put it in the mail today.

    He has 8 copies in stock and available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J&J View Post
    The Mountain Wanderer (Steve Smith's store) in Lincoln, NH received a few copies today along with several cases of the new 30th edition AMC White Mountain guidebook.
    Ty walked in with a boxful yesterday, signed. I grabbed one, as did my compatriot. I also picked up the 30th WMG and another book that might be of interest to people in this thread, Death in the White Mountains: Hiker Fatalities and How to Avoid Being One, by Julie Boardman, published by our old friends Bondcliff Books.

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    Required Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by sierra View Post
    I just ordered the newly released " Where you'll find me" by TY Gagne. Covers in depth, the tragedy of Kate Matrosova.
    This book is required reading for anyone who peak bags in winter solo or with a group.

    It provides the big picture on decision making and risk taking within the context of NE winter hiking.

    The fact that Kate was probably hypothetic as she came down off Madison explains much of what follows.

    The story also provides insights into the world of NH SAR and the White mountain rescue community.

    An enlightening read with a very sad ending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    The story also provides insights into the world of NH SAR and the White mountain rescue community.
    Two really strong points (I read it in two sittings, and would have been one, but I had to go to bed):

    1) The analysis and narrative are interwoven, which lets you see where things go wrong from the get-go. (And does a really good job of saying "yes, things did go wrong systematically, this wasn't just simple dumb luck" without being overly armchair-quarterbacky.)

    2) Ty analyzes the group decision-making of the rescuers as well, as a fine contrast. Although that was hardly problem-free, either.

    It sounds like Farhoodi participated in the work that lead up to the book. Very generous of him.

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