Three chances to hear Sandy Stott to talk about “Critical Hours”

Sandy Stott, author of Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains will speak about his book and about being the “accidents” editor of the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club at three area libraries in October. These programs are offered as part of this year’s One Book One Valley community read, and all three programs are free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 pm: Cook Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, Tamworth, NH, 603-323-8510
  • Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 pm: Conway Public Library, 15 Greenwood Avenue, Conway, NH, 603-447-5552
  • Friday, October 19 at 10:30 am: Moultonborough Public Library, 4 Holland Street, Moultonborough, NH, 603-476-8895

Learn about mountain rescues

mountains in fogOne 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.