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Mountain search-and-rescue volunteer Bree Loewen's to-do list isn't quite the same as most people's. On any given day, it might include:
- Go grocery shopping
- Bake pie seen on Pinterest
- Figure out what to do with my life
- Rescue climbers caught in avalanche on Chair Peak
- Pick up Vivi at Mom's
A former Mount Rainier climbing ranger and trained leader in mountain search-and-rescue, Bree shares the drama and the camaraderie of this work, as well as the challenges of trying to fit her other roles as wife and mother into what is still largely a masculine environment. In a fearless voice - disarming yet laced with dark humor - Bree guides us through intense recoveries, vivid wilderness landscapes, and the warmth she discovers in motherhood, community, and purpose.
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- Jacob Hastings
This story was an entertaining read. I felt that it was geared more towards moms as there were multiple side stories about mundane family life intermingled with having to drop everything to perform a search and rescue. The author seems to have some kind of complex in relation to firefighters. I’ve worked as a search and rescue park ranger, a firefighter, and a ski patroller and I’ve always seen good camaraderie between the groups. She makes it sound like people look down on her because she is a volunteer, which is not something I’ve seen that often. Other than that, it was an entertaining story about some gnarly rescues and I recommend reading if you’re interested in SAR.
- J White
Unique tone for the subject
Factual and funny...a good mix to cover the subject. I Enjoyed listening to this book.