- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Bridge Books (19 Jun. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1872424651
- ISBN-13: 978-1872424651
- Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.8 x 1.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,128,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Perilous Playground: Misadventures in Snowdonia and the Development of the Mountain Rescue Services 1805-1990s Paperback – 19 Jun 1999
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Two centuries of misadventures in Snowdonia.
Top Customer Reviews
One sobering revelation that emerges from this book is the fact that it's not just thoughtless, ill-equipped trippers who get into difficulties on the mountains - although there is a fair share of them represented here; but occasionally even experienced walkers and climbers come unstuck - in some cases quite literally.
Bob Maslen-Jones has undertaken meticulous research in preparing this book, and has brought to life through his pages some of the major characters who feature in many of the stories related here, especially the prime movers without whom the Mountain Rescue Service, and its offshoot, the Search And Rescue Dog Association (SARDA), might never have come into being.
The book is endorsed with a foreword by George Band, President of the British Mountaineering Council. It should be on the reading list of everyone who walks or climbs in the mountains.
It describes the courage and dedication of the people who risk their lives to help fellow mountain enthusiasts and gets the message across that although the mountains are by their very nature dangerous, there is so much we can do to minimise the risks involved in our adventures and it is our responsibility to do so.