Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains, by Sandy Stott, 2018. Sandy Stott, editor of the Accident reports in the AMC journal, Appalachia, has written the definitive work on search-and-rescue in the White Mountains. The author relates the origins and history of SAR in the Whites, provides thoughtful analysis of many famous and not so well-known incidents through the years, and introduces the reader to the key players – both groups and individuals – who willingly head to the hills in any kind of weather to help those in need. Along the way on this exhaustively-researched tour, Stott raises provocative questions that the reader will find are not easily answered. As Laura Waterman writes, “You need this book whether you’re a White Mountains veteran or someone slinging on a pack for the first time.” 312 pp., 6" X 9."
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