Mountain Rescue themed Month of Reading

Desperate Steps Peter Kick

I finished Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova in two days. Matrosova’s story was so well told by Ty Gagne. As I read, I researched all the organizations and people. The SAR organizations are so interesting to read about. It was a sad story because she perished but every hiker/mountaineer should read this book and learn the lesson of doing research about a mountain region especially the weather; learn when to turn around. Here is a link to the NPR interview with the author,  a guide and a rescue organization.

It’s also inspired me to want to hike in the winter – and hire a guide. So I began researching guide services, which I’ve never done. But I never have been interested in hiking in the winter. What I really want to do is be comfortable in the mountains since my new life goal is to be a mountain runner.

A book that was listed in the bibliography is Desperate Steps,  Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast by Peter W. Kick. The book is really interesting and the stories of rescues and (not) rescued are well told. These stories are educational about hiking in all terrain and conditions.

Up next after this is another book referenced in Gagne’s book, Not Without Peril.

Get It Done video

Get It Done

I watch this every morning:

I want to bolder, better stronger every single year.

Every single day you wake up, you’ve got to set new goals, new benchmarks – raise it higher and higher to make your dreams come true.

Take ownership of your mistakes, your shortfalls, your problems.

And then take owner of the solutions that will solve those problems.

#getinspired #reachyourgoals

The Pain Cave

What I need to learn to be a true mountain runner: how to live in the pain cave.

Pain Cave

“set up a [frickin] lawn chair” she says! Yes, ma’am.

My inspiration:

How to live in the pain cave

Source: Irunfar.com

And, last week’s training: