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Q&A with author Hal Clifford

Mountain rescue: life and death on a rescue team

Q&A with author Hal Clifford

Do young rescuers get too enthusastic?
Are team members all volunteers?
How can I get involved?
A team member responds to the book
Aspen's only one of many excellent rescue teams
I want to climb--where can I learn how?
What are the qualifications for volunteering on a rescue team?
Did I really say that?
Is this book just for mountain rescue volunteers?
How dangerous is rescue work? How did you get involved in it?
How can I get rescue training?
What about the fatal Mt. Rainier rescue this summer?
Should people pay for their own rescues?

Is this book just for mountain rescue volunteers?
Did you talk about this book a little bit at the national MRA conference in Vail this year?
Sinjin Eberle
Albuquerque, NM

Hal responds: Yes, I did--were you there? I think Mountain Rescue Association volunteers are a natural audience for this book, but not the only one. To me, the rescue work is a template on which human relationships are played out. I see The Falling Season as a book not only about rescues, but about human relationships. In the end, all stories are stories about people, which is why I hope this book will have broad appeal, even to people who may never visit the mountains.

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