Puma Pr "This book is much, much more than a simple accounting of tragedy. It is rich in historical context and develops the setting and background for the deaths that are chronicled. It provides valuable lessons to be learned and to be re-learned and reinforced. Through the investigative reports, it puts you into the minds of some of the people involved and even into the minds of the victims. It provides insight in the world of Yosemite." --Michael Finley, Superintendent of Yosemite National Park, 1989-1994 Authors Michael P. Ghiglieri and Charles R. “Butch” Farabee draw on their extensive experience in professional wilderness guiding (34 years) and in wilderness Search & Rescue in the National Park Service (34 other years), respectively, to research and create detailed and compelling stories for every known fatal mishap in Yosemite’s complicated recreational wonderland. These sagas span the era from Yosemite’s “discovery” in 1849 today when big wall climbing, BASE jumping, and tumbles off Yosemite’s huge waterfalls take such tolls. All 869 mishaps are included; more than 100 are highlighted in dramatic detail and historical context. This book could save your life.