If you like survival stories, “reality TV’s Survivorman, is probably for you. It follows Les Stroud, left on his own, with minimal equipment, in the wilderness to videotape his survival experience. Ok it’s pretty hokey with lots of huffing, puffy, grunting and groaning and trumped up dangers in unlikely situations. For a real survival story I’d recommend Lori Lansens captivating novel The Mountain Story. Five days. Four hikers. Three survivors. And a gripping tale of adventure, sacrifice and survival set in the unforgiving wilderness of a mountain.
Nola has gone up the mountain to commemorate her wedding anniversary, the first since her beloved husband passed. Her daughter Bridget is training for a triathlon. Vonn, her granddaughter is working out her teenage rebellion at eight thousand feet. Still reeling with guilt for the tragic accident that robbed him of his best friend, Wolf Truly is the only experienced hiker among them. Returning to the site of the accident he plans to take his own life. By chance he meets the three women whereupon they become stranded in a freezing blizzard on the mountain without food or water or shelter……I think this book meets the definition of a page turner…J
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