A Wall of White

A Wall of White

The True Story of Heroism and Survival in the Face of A Deadly Avalanche

Book - 2009
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Journalist Jennifer Woodlief's gripping account of the deadliest ski-area avalanche in North American history and the woman who survived in the face of incalculable odds. The unprecedented avalanche of March 31, 1982, at Alpine Meadows ski resort near Lake Tahoe, California, was a once-in-a-lifetime catastrophe. An unforeseeable confluence of natural events created the conditions for an unimaginable disaster--and, in one woman's case, an astonishing ordeal of survival. Woodlief movingly tells the story of the massive slab avalanche that killed seven and left one victim buried alive for five days under the suffocating snow while a ski patrol team and a search-and-rescue dog struggled to save her.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2009
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416546924
Branch Call Number: 979.438 W858w 2009
Characteristics: 243 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm


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