Pickets and Dead Men

Pickets and Dead Men

Seasons on Rainier

Book - 2009
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A funny and sometimes cringe-inducing story of a young woman's experience as a climbing ranger where respect is hard won and on-the-job performance can be the difference between life and death.Being a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier proved to be a life-altering experience for Bree Loewen. As one of only a handful of women on staff, Bree fought to prove herself among men in the field, while confronting the often unrealistic expectations of the public on a mountain that shows little mercy. With honesty, self-deprecation, and wry humor, she reflects on her experiences on Rainier: assisting injured climbers, rescuing lost children, battling inscrutable bureaucracy, lugging heavy equipment, and trying to make sense of it all. Whether it's her account of a solo climb in dicey conditions or trying to protect her good jacket while cleaning the outhouses at Camp Muir, Loewen's writing is engagingly human and humane.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Mountaineers Books, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781594851018
1594851018
Branch Call Number: 363. 1409797782 LOE L
Characteristics: 189 p. ; 20 cm.

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