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Death in Glacier National Park : stories of accidents and foolhardiness in the crown of the continent / Randi Minetor.

Minetor, Randi, (author.).
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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 978.652 MINE (Text) 39231033423449 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781493024001
  • ISBN: 1493024000
  • Physical Description: x, 229 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2016]

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Includes index.
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Introduction: a great vacation gone wrong -- Treacherous waters: a long history of drowning -- More than the heart can bear: the number-two cause of death -- The lure of high peaks: climbing deaths -- Racing to the sun: motor vehicle accidents -- Know your limits: hiking accidents -- Bear bait: grizzly encounters -- Rushing rocks and snow: death by avalanche -- Without warning: falling objects -- Dropping out of the sky: small aircraft deaths -- The last hopeless act: suicides -- Deathly cold: dying of exposure -- Murder most expedient: the Volkswagen van and the newlywed case -- Missing, presumed dead -- Unclassified: deaths by unusual causes -- Epilogue: Staying alive in the national parks -- Appendix: List of deaths 1913-2015.
Summary, etc.:
Adventures in the wilderness can be dramatic and deadly. Glacier National Park’s death records date back to January 1913, when a man froze to death while snowshoeing between Cut Bank and St. Mary. All told, 260 people have died or are presumed to have died in the park during the first hundred years of its existence. One man fell into a crevasse on East Gunsight Peak while skiing its steep north face, and another died while moonlight biking on the Sun Road. A man left his wife and five children at the Apgar picnic area and disappeared on Lake McDonald. His boat was found halfway up the west shore wedged between rocks with the propeller stuck in gravel. Collected here are some the most gripping accounts in park history of these unfortunate events caused by natural forces or human folly.
Subject: Accidents > Montana > Glacier National Park > Anecdotes.
Violent deaths > Montana > Glacier National Park > Anecdotes.
Bear attacks > Montana > Glacier National Park > Anecdotes.
Glacier National Park (Mont.) > History > Anecdotes.

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