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CANCELED Bree Loewen - Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue

Event date: 
09/08/2017 - 7:00pm


Book Talk
Bree Loewen, author of 

Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue
Friday, Sept. 8th
7pm at Columbia Center for the Arts

Waucoma Bookstore and Columbia Center for the Arts are hosting author Bree Loewen for a book talk at 7pm on Friday, September 8th at Columbia Center for the Arts (215 Cascade St., Hood River).  Bree will be discussing her new book Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue.   

Bree has been a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, which was the subject of her first book, Pickets and Dead Men, an EMT, and a contributor to Climbing and Alpinist magazines. Now in her mid-thirties, Bree’s a wife, alpinist, mother, raconteur, nursing student, and a leader of Seattle Mountain Rescue (SMR). She’s been on more than 100 rescues in the past three years and countless more over her career. In Found she writes about what it takes for her dedicated all-volunteer crew, both mentally and physically, to have the backs of every climber, backcountry skier, and hiker who head out into the Cascades near Seattle.

Bree and SMR respond to everything from high profile multi-day rescues in horrendous weather to folks calling to say they’re being chased by baby bears. Bree has responded to calls about chest pain, has recovered the bodies of her own friends from avalanches and cornice failures, and has come to the rescue of callers panicking because their dog’s stuck on a ledge (while failing to mention they climbed up to get their dog and are stuck too). The stories are sobering, or funny, or both, and offers a personal glimpse into the mountain rescue crew and what good friends on a mission can accomplish in the middle of the night. Importantly she feels that search and rescue “is a job for a human, not a hero, a human that has nothing else to do today but this.

Read the Seattle Times review of her book here.

Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781680510751
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mountaineers Books - May 1st, 2017

Pickets and Dead Men: Seasons on Rainier Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594851018
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mountaineers Books - March 15th, 2009

Event address: 
Columbia Center for the Arts
215 Cascade St
Hood River, OR 97031