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  • SubGenre:Hiking
  • Language:English
  • Pages:122
  • eBook ISBN:9781667887678
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667863825


A Haleakala Memoir

by Rick Scheideman

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"Alone; A Haleakala Memoir" is Scheideman's detailed account losing his way in the wilds of Haleakala's rain forest on the Island of Maui. Repeatedly, he is confronted with harrowing ordeals that leave him significantly injured and psychologically disoriented. The book draws the reader into his moment-by-moment experience alongside the serendipitous memories of an inveterate adventurer.
"Alone: A Haleakala Memoir" is the journey of a 68-year old mountaineer's ordeal in a violent tropical storm while hiking out of Maui's volcano. In the dark and cold he loses his way and wanders into a vast rain forest. In the seeming endless ordeal of physical and emotional challenges, hallucinations lead him astray, exhaustion finds him sleeping on his feet. Death shadows his footsteps. Rescue efforts to find him become a body recovery. This is an intimate, engaging story of a older man who overcomes fear and suffering with strength, perseverance, and tenacity.
About the author
Rick Scheideman's passion for adventure has often led him to the top of many mountains. In this book the mountain is, in fact, a volcano. As an instructor at the Colorado Outward Bound School, a climbing guide in Rocky Mountain National Park, and teacher of mountaineering to university students. he inspires clients as well as students. Rick is something of a Renaissance man. He holds a doctorate in Psychology, taught in several universities, and works professionally as an actor, director, and musician. But, it is in the outdoors, whether on a cross-country ski trail, sailing to Santa Catalina, or climbing a fourteener in Colorado where he finds solace, challenge, and stories to share. "Alone: A Haleakala Memoir" is one of those stories.

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