The Appalachian Mountain Club book “Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire” by Nicholas Howe has won a 2014 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) in the Outdoor Classic category, in recognition of its unusual and lasting significance in the outdoor field. More than 70,000 copies of “Not Without Peril” have been sold since its initial release in 2001.
From the days when gentlefolk ascended in hoop skirts and wool suits to today’s high-tech assaults on wintry summits, “Not Without Peril” offers extensive and intimate profiles of people who found trouble on New Hampshire’s Presidential Range, from the nineteenth century through the present day.
Judges for the awards remarked that author Nicholas Howe “gives us more than just facts of each accident, but he goes deeper, placing the accidents in the historical context of the times, including the period’s clothing and equipment, and providing a more complete understanding of the background and personalities of the people involved.”
Howe has been a journalist since 1977. His widely-published work focuses on outdoor recreation and history.