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News Deaths and Rescues in Zion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mike, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike epic blarneys

    BHAM, WA
    New book by a couple awesome dudes: Dave Nally and Bo Beck

    "This 260-page book recounts the 70+ deaths and many notable rescues that have occurred in Zion National Park during the past century. Authored by Dave Nally; Introduction and many rescue accounts told by Bo Beck (Zion's Senior SAR member for 17 years)."

    "Zion National Park is home to majestic and wondrous canyons, cliffs, crags, mesas, rivers, and slot canyons. World travelers remain in awe as they drive, walk, hike, and climb into such a unique place that is filled with vibrant, sacred, and mystical energy. Gradually becoming transfixed, many push themselves further into the wilds, oblivious to weather and dangers, deeper into the backcountry, suddenly finding themselves in extreme predicaments. These are the moments when accidents often occur. . .and these once beautiful, holy places become menacing and dangerous--sometimes leading to agonizing and horrific accidents--and even death! Since the early 1900s there have been 70 recorded deaths that have taken place inside Zion's park boundaries. Hundreds of rescues of outdoor enthusiasts have ensued as well. This book covers all of those deaths, and many of the gripping rescues that have occurred during the past century. Bo Beck, a senior Zion Search and Rescue member for over 17 years, also shares his personal accounts. You will marvel at the riveting stories, and take away a better understanding of how to be smarter and better prepared for your next great adventure!"

    Tayres, cirrus2000, Nick and 3 others like this.
  2. ratagonia


    Mount Carmel, Utah
    SECOND EDITION now available, at CanyoneeringUSA and at

    Tom Collins, Rapterman and townsend like this.
  3. Rapterman


    Read the first edition-
    Must read for those new to canyoneering Zion.
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