A True Account of Catastrophe, Courage and Rescue on Yosemite’s Half Dome
“Fascinating . . . . At once a terrifying story and an urgent cautionary tale.” – Publishers Weekly
“A penetrating account.” – Booklist
“If you’ve ever felt cavalier about mountain thunderstorms, this drama should fix it.”– San Francisco Chronicle
On the evening of July 27, 1985, five hikers made a fateful choice to climb Yosemite’s fabled Half Dome even as the sky darkened and thunder rolled. By night’s end, two would be dead from a lightning strike, three gravely wounded, and desperate EMT’s would be overseeing a harrowing midnight helicopter rescue.
In the tradition of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air, SHATTERED AIR is a compelling account of recklessness, tragedy, courage and rescue.
6 x 9
16 black & white photographs, 10 drawings