Life at the Top: Weather, Wisdom & High Cuisine from the Mount Washington Observatory

Literary Nonfiction. New Hampshire's Mount Washington is known as "Home of the World's Worst Weather." A handful of hardy souls live on the mountain's Observatory year-round. Do they have to be just a bit unusual to seek out such a career? Perhaps. But the Observatory crew find much to enjoy in their icy home--even when it means dealing with hundred-mile-per-hour winds, wandering moose, and odd questions from visitors. They are also treated to spectacular sunsets, spine-tingling thunderstorms, and breathtaking toboggan runs. Former observer Eric Pinder describes with wry humor the joys and terrors of living in the clouds and explains Mount Washington's geology and weather. The book ends with a one-of-a kind cookbook of favorite "Recipes from the Rockpile."

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