Survival Quest Chapter 1- Up a Creek

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Survival Quest

True stories - How to survive with zest 

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Sally DeMasi’s takes readers along on a personal journey, exploring the true stories ofordinary people doing the extraordinary.

These are normal people facing fear and taking risks – kayaking in extreme locations, facing storms in the backcountry, surviving an airplane crash in the jungle, and living through random accidents and unexpected disasters.

Most of them survive, but some don’t. What makes the difference? This is a book that explores what roles physical preparedness, emotional stability, spirituality, and even luck play when the unexpected situation throws our future into question. Her conclusions may surprise you.

(Click above "About Me" label "Chapter 1" to read part of the first chapter)

* Introduction * Up a Creek Without a Paddle * White Wilderness Expedition
Lost in the Canadian Woods * Free-Falling Lane * The Fighter * Down on Their Luck
* A Lost Soul The Miracle* A Preemie’s Struggle * Can I Survive the Jungle?  
*Homeless Girl * Bridge Collapse * Woman’s Struggle—Negev * Crash in Enemy Water
* Canyon Runner * Antarctica Assaults Learning from the Master of Yukon Quest * To Win the Game 

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Teton Survival

People climb to where they must. It makes them a success to others or for their own individual goals, just as many pursue Mt. Everest.  A smaller challenge, the Tetons in Wyoming, is a beautiful mountain range rising from soil to the heavens of the defiant rebel Sawtooth wonders.

For men and woman who defy their security, a voice inside tells them no, this is dangerous.  A sudden shift of conviction from adrenalin, uncovers a desire for an extreme adventure that emerges and cannot be denied.

After all, they must.

Young, are the majority, with an occasional revered person who has lived a long life needing one more challenge, the ultimate for them, moves to do or death. With spirt, will and destiny the outcome is determined. These are the brave.

They come from all states, all countries, to challenge the Tetons.

But, some don’t make it. There are climbing fatalities on the Grand Teton Mountains yearly. The park has an elevation of 13,770 to its peaks. In summer of 2014, Mary Bilyeu of Oklahoma ascends the Upper Saddle. She falls.

Park rangers reaching her lifeless body, pronounce her dead.

During another incident, Silas Peterson fell while descending Paintbrush Divide into Paintbrush Canyon. He was using an ice axe but slid down a steep snow-covered slope, could not self-arrest plunging an additional 150 feet on loose rock. Peterson’s hiking partner called 911 and a rescue then ensued.

Both attempts to aid were impeded by severe thunderstorms in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area. There were huge wind gusts with rain and hail battering their operations, and I am sure, the hiker’s climbs.

The park rangers had issued warnings that the high country and very steep mountain passes were laden with snow and all climbers must consider this and bring proper equipment – ice axes, crampons and warm clothing.


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