One of the goals for 1 Book 1 Valley is connecting the books we read to our local area. The action in The Finest Hours comes from the dangerous ocean rescue missions, which in many ways are similar to the mountain rescues that volunteers and first responders right here in our valley do on a regular basis. There will be two talks on mountain rescue missions in October:
Anatomy of a Mountain Rescue — Wed., October 5, 7 pm at the Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 603-323-8510. Bill Kane, who has over 40 years in wilderness medicine and rescue, tells how a mountain rescue unfolds, how information is developed, how a rescue plan is executed.
Rescue in the White Mountains — Thurs., Oct. 20, 6 pm at the Brownfield Public Library, 207-935-3003. Joan Veilleux — mountain guide, nurse, storyteller and part-time search & rescue volunteer — will share stories of what it is like to be part of a rescue team.