Shattered Air: A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite’s Half Dome
by Dr. Robert F. Madgic (Bob) '60
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Burford Books; 2005; 264 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: Sports
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On the evening of July 27, 1985, five hikers made a fateful choice to climb Yosemite’s fabled Half Dome, even as the sky darkened and thunder rolled. By night’s end, two would be dead from a lightning strike, three gravely wounded, and desperate EMTs would be overseeing a harrowing midnight helicopter rescue. Madgic chronicles the complete story with the aid of those involved in the disaster. A Half Dome climbing veteran, Madgic lives in Anderson, Calif.