Where You'll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova

Where You'll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova by Ty Gagne 0996218157 9780996218153
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On Feb. 15, 2015, Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, set off before sunrise for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in New Hampshires White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these deceptively rugged slopes.

At thirty-two, Matrosova was ultra-fit and healthy and had already summited much larger mountains on several continents. Her gear included a rescue beacon and a satellite phone. Yet, despite their best efforts, more than forty expert search and rescue personnel, a New Hampshire Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter, and a Civil Air Patrol Cessna airplane could not reach her in time to save her.

What went wrong?

Where Youll Find Me offers possible answers to that question, demonstrating why Matrosovas story--what we know and what we will never know--represents such an intriguing and informative case study in risk analysis and decision-making.

Author: Ty Gagne

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 214

Publisher: TMC Books LLC

Publication Date: 2017-08-25

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