The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture
Over the course of one calendar year, journalist Dan Szczesny explored the history and mystique of New England’s tallest mountain. But Mount Washington is more than just a 6,288-foot rock pile; the mountain is the cultural soul of climbers, hikers and tourists from around the world looking to test their mettle against some of the most extreme conditions in return for a chance to be inspired by some of the most intense natural beauty.
From being on the team of a 97-year-old marathon runner to dressing as Walt Whitman and reading poetry up the mountain to spending a week in winter cooking for the scientists at the observatory, the mountain became Szczesny’s muse. In “The White Mountain” Szczesny turns a veteran journalist’s eye toward exploring Mount Washington’s place in the collective consciousness of the country and how this rugged landscape has reflected back a timeless history of our obsession and passion of exploration and discover.
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The White Mountain and Dan’s year of research, participation and writing is sponsored by a variety of community businesses, non-profits, and individuals who believe in the campaign. Click here to check out all of Dan’s sponsors. The White Mountain Sponsor List