By Jennifer Woodlief
At the afternoon of July 26, 2003, six traveling mountain climbers ascended the height of the Grand Teton in Jackson gap, Wyoming. Rain and colliding air currents blew in, and shortly an incredible electric cost started to construct. because the workforce started to retreat from its place, a sizeable lightning bolt struck and pounded during the physique of each climber. one of many six died immediately, one lay seriously injured subsequent to her physique, and 4 dangled perilously into the chasm less than. In riveting, page-turning prose, veteran journalist Jennifer Woodlief tells the tale of the climb, the coming of the hurricane, and the unparalleled rescue through the Jenny Lake Rangers, essentially the most skilled hiking search-and-rescue groups within the nation.
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He was probably relieved to escape from the insanity of Sapphire, with its incomprehensible Seventh and its rabid captain. If he breathed a prayer of thanks, then he breathed too soon, for another outrage was in store for him—on reaching the dock he came face,to,face with the returning Brota. Female swordsmen were a heresy to landlubbers. Fat swordsmen were intolerable. Swordsmen who still bore their blades in middle age were contemptible. Brota was all of those, voluminous in her red robe, her ponytail streaked with gray, and a sword on her back.
Perhaps, though, the docks at Casr could not handle the traffic, and the Goddess was using these outlying ports as way stations... ” Wallie echoed. Nnanji chuckled and glanced sideways at him. “It is on die next loop of the River! There is a wagon trail over the hills from Casr to Quo, brother! ” Nnanji leered. Then he remembered that Thana was present, and his face suddenly matched his hair; perhaps his social skills were improving, slightly. There was also a trail from Ov to Aus, Wallie knew, although land travel was very rare in the World.
Wallie explained his theory that the Goddess might be wanting him to recruit a private army. Nnanji pouted mightily—he would be greatly outranked by a Sixth. “I hope that is not the case,” Wallie assured him. “But why else would she have brought all these swordsmen to Tau? It is a long way to Casr. ” Nnanji looked relieved. “It is not only Tau! Swordsmen have been arriving at Dri and Wo, also. And Ki San, appparently. ” The ways of gods were inscrutable. Perhaps, though, the docks at Casr could not handle the traffic, and the Goddess was using these outlying ports as way stations...
A Bolt from the Blue: The Epic True Story of Danger, Daring, and Heroism at 13,000 Feet by Jennifer Woodlief