Saturday, June 10, 2006

Shattered Air, the Yosemite thunderstorm story

We took a week off from the hotel recently for Victor's daughter's graduation and I was able to actually complete a full book: Shattered Air by Bob Madgic. This true story follows a handful of adventure seekers on an excursion up Half Dome in Yosemite culminating in a bad weather scene and the drama that unfolds. It is a compelling story and keeps you interested throughout, but what was most intriguing to me were all the bits of climbing history thrown into the story.

On Friday, September 15th the Historical Society's guest speaker is Bob Madgic who will bring this book to life. We think this will be a marvelous program and it kicks off the annual 49er festival and chili cookoff the next day.

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