Shattered Air: A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome

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Burford Books, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 264 pages
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 nights end, two would be dead from a lightning strike, three gravely wounded, and desperate EMTs would be overseeing a harrowing midnight helicopter rescue.

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Yes, Shattered Air, is an incredible book of tragedy on the top of Half Dome. However, there are some untold and little known facts that make this an even more incredible story. The book stated that there were only five guys up there that fateful day. However, there were actually three other campers up there that day. Two left for help and one remained to render first aid to the remaining three living men until Yosemite Rangers arrived. There are more details that need to emerge to paint the complete picture. I was the person who remained.  

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I love this book! It was a great read, It kept me interested throughout the entire book. I read this book about three years ago, and I still, to this day, tell everyone what a great book it was, I will definitely be reading this book again.


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About the author (2005)

Madgic received a B.A. degree from Amherst College, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University.

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