What it's like to freeze to death

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Re: What it's like to freeze to death

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:55 pm

TheOtherIndian wrote:The book seems interesting. Is it good? The amazon reviews didnt help much. What is your personal opinion?

Yes, I thought it was very good. I even bought my son a copy about 10 years ago, and he liked it too (and has managed not to get killed in the wilderness).

I've read two of Ghiglieri's "Death" books also, and I found the Grand Canyon one to be pretty fascinating. Apparently a lot of last words there are "watch this" or "take my picture on the edge". :?
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Re: What it's like to freeze to death

Postby vdavidoff » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:26 pm

Sorry this is off the original topic, but speaking of the Grand Canyon and excellent decision making, you made me remember this set of photos (safe for work), which was posted in the backcountry office when I was there in 2010.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2008/may/23/canyon.jump

Andy

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