White Birch Books to Host Editor Christine Woodside
with her Brand New Mountaineering Anthology,
No Limits But the Sky
No Limits But the Sky
Saturday, September 27, 3-5 p.m.
North Conway, NH – Coming to us directly from the printers, the new anthology, No Limits But the Sky: The Best Mountaineering Stories from Appalachia Journal, is literally hot off the presses. Editor Christine Woodside will be at White Birch Books on Saturday, September 27, from 3-5 p.m. to talk about this new book, the stories it contains and how it all came together.
No Limits But the Sky collects the twenty-five most riveting, real-life adventures from Appalachia, America’s oldest mountaineering and conservation journal. Each of these essays, published from 1877 to the present, chronicles a tale of explorers who push the limits – of endurance, weather, altitude or personal achievement. Some of these explorers make history, such as the first American climber to ascend Kilimanjaro in 1932; others, such as the leader of an 1896 team attempting a first ascent of Canada’s Mount Lefroy, never return. Freak accidents, legendary perseverance and singularly colorful personalities as well as climbing luminaries such as Bradford Washburn, Elizabeth Knowlton and Fritz Wiessner, all figure into this fascinating, illustrated collection.
Michael Lanza, one of the anthology contributors noted that this book shows what an incredible range of contributors have graced the journal’s pages since it began in 1877 and that the book is a must-read for anyone who loves the mountains or a well-crafted tale about climbing peaks.
Woodside has been the editor of Appalachia journal since 2005. The defining ordeal that qualified her for this work was probably her thru-hike of the Appalachia Trail in a single season. She has climbed all of the 4000-footers of the White Mountains, many of them multiple times, and she continues to backpack and run on trails so she can keep up with the journal’s contributors. Born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey, she has spent most of her adult life in the lower Connecticut River Valley.
White Birch Books is located in North Conway Village just south of the park, across from TD Banknorth. For more information about the event, or to reserve a copy of No Limits But the Sky, call White Birch Books at 356-3200. You can also visit their website at www.whitebirchbooks.com or at facebook.com/whitebirchbooks.