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Among the Clouds

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Experience the World's Worst Weather in the comfort of your own home.

From the back cover: Where can you build a snowman in June, commute by sled, and witness hurricane force winds twelve months out of the year? The answer is only at the 6,288-foot-high Mount Washington Observatory, perched amongst the clouds in New Hampshire's White Mountains. A record-breaking 231-mph gust of wind shrieked across the summit in 1934, earning the mountain its nickname: "Home of the World's Worst Weather."

A few hardy souls live on the summit year-round, enduring savage thunderstorms, blinding fog, and odd questions from visitors ("Can you see New Hampshire from here?"). Join author Eric Pinder on a whirlwind literary field trip to the top of Mount Washington. Discover what a meteorologist's typical day is like in the harsh but spectacular world above timberline. Come meet Nin the Cat, Marty on the Mountain, tobogganing ravens, hapless hikers, meandering moose and more.

These humorous and informative stories about life on a mountaintop are sure to appeal to hikers and weather aficionados alike.
From Wind Swept editor Marty Basch: "Among the Clouds: Work, Wit & Wild Weather at the Mount Washington Observatory," by Berlin author and former Observer Eric Pinder, takes readers on a literary field trip to the mountain's above treeline summit to experience a typical day in the life of a topside meteorologist.
Essays in the 112-page effort explore the mountain's characters and idiosyncrasies from former summit cat Nin to the down-home Maine accent of Marty Angstrom. Moose, hapless hikers and extreme tobogganing add to the subject matter. Pinder was an Observer for seven years and has authored two other books.

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  1. A fun read 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Dec 2012

    I love the stories and anecdotes mixed in with the facts and data. I think about that mountain and the observatory every damn day! - reading this book helps me get my fix.

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