Pickets and Dead Men: Seasons on Mount Rainier (Google eBook)

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The Mountaineers Books, Sep 26, 2011 - 224 pages
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* A women's perspective on the macho world of climbing rangers
* Rescues, egos, and breakfast burritos on Rainier
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.

  

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Review: Pickets and Dead Men: Seasons on Rainier

User Review  - skye - Goodreads

I went to a book-reading by the author a couple years ago, and always wanted to know the end of the story she left us hanging with. (But not enough to buy the book.) So when I saw it at a book sale, I ... Read full review

Review: Pickets and Dead Men: Seasons on Rainier

User Review  - Andy Miller - Goodreads

This is Bree Loewen's book about her experience as a woman climbing ranger on Mt Rainier. She has a self deprecating sense of humor which is part of her lively writing style, Her book includes ... Read full review

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Contents

DONT GET FROSTBITE
11
THE BOLD AND THE BALLSY
33
DEAD MEN AND DUST MOTES
45
THE COLD HEARTED
59
JUST A PAINFUL WAYPOINT
77
BACKTIED TO A BUSH
85
KAUTZ SOLO
109
THREE DAYS
123
ROADTRIP RESCUE
155
POINT OF NO RETURN
169
Afterword
189
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