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October 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday, October 1 (3:00-4:30 p.m.)
Dean Rosnau began his climbing career in 1975 at the age of 14, on the high desert crags of Southern California. Soon, he moved on to the high Sierra and the big walls of Yosemite Valley and beyond. In 1984, when a little girl went missing from her family campsite, Dean discovered his passion for the world of search and rescue.
In his recently authored memoir, The Shortest Straw: Search and Rescue in the High Sierra, Dean recounts a number of events over the course of his life and 33-year career, writing in a style that brings the reader to the scene in vivid detail. The book ends with the case of missing Nazareth, PA teacher, Matthew Greene…a case that Dean is still working after four years.
Dean will be here to present stunning images and detailed descriptions of how search and rescue teams operate in the high Sierra. He will also discuss how to avoid needing a search and rescue team, and bring real-time updates on the Matthew Greene case. This is an educational experience, so come ready to be informed, ask plenty of questions, and hear plenty of anecdotes on some of the nearly 800 days Dean has spent on search and rescue missions.
For more information, you can visit Dean’s website at….TheShortestStraw.net. You can also find Dean on Facebook.