Holding Fast: The Untold Story of the Mount Hood Tragedy: James, Karen
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Holding Fast: The Untold Story of the Mount Hood Tragedy

Author(s): James, Karen

Copyright: 2008, US
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 225, 29 color & 55 bw photos, illus, blue cloth
Condition: dj & cloth new

James was the wife of Kelly James, one of three climbers who died on Oregon’s Mount Hood in December, 2006. Millions of people across the world prayed and waited in anguish to learn the fate of the three trapped climbers. The worst storm in a decade was pounding the mountain with hurricane-force winds that would not permit the army of rescue workers to do their work. No one below could forget the last phone call Kelly James placed to his wife, telling her he was trapped in a snow cave just below the summit. What happened next would change the lives of everyone involved and deeply touch millions of people who desperately hoped to see a Christmas miracle.
For more than a week, the search dominated the news as family members huddled below, praying for the climbers' safe return. But the story did not end when Kelly James's body was airlifted off the mountain and the cameras stopped rolling. For Karen, the year after Kelly's death was spent searching for answers to what really happened on the mountain. In this journey of adventure, tragedy, love and loss, she reveals never-released information about the fateful climb and behind-the-scenes details of how the family coped with the shocking news.





















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