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A Wall of White: The True Story of Heroism and Survival in the Face of a Deadly Avalanche

Автор: Jennifer Woodlief
Год: 2010
Издание: Atria
Страниц: 256
ISBN: 1416546944
One of the most amazing survival stories ever told - journalist Jennifer Woodlief's gripping account of the deadliest ski-area avalanche in North American history and the woman who survived in the face of incalculable odds.On the morning of March 31, 1982, the snow had already been falling at a record rate for four days at Alpine Meadows ski resort near Lake Tahoe, California. For the vacationers and employees at the resort, this day would change their lives forever.The unprecedented avalanche that day at Alpine Meadows was a once-in-a-lifetime catastrophe. Much like the nor'easter that bedeviled the fishermen in Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm, an unforeseeable confluence of natural events created the conditions for an unimaginable disaster - and, in one woman's case, an astonishing ordeal of survival.Jennifer Woodlief movingly tells the story of the massive slab avalanche that killed seven and left one victim buried alive under the snow. In this freak event, millions of tons of...
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