75 Search and Rescue Stories is a brand new book that tells many of the most memorable search and rescue stories from the past dozen years on one of the world’s best search and rescue teams. 150 scenic and action-packed photos complete your sneak peek into the world of mountain, river, lake, cave and urban rescue.

With Utah County’s backdrop of extreme terrain – striking mountains, tall cliffs, endless trails, deep caves, raging rivers, and a 150-square-mile shallow lake, these stories provide an insider’s view of the volunteer heroes on call 24/7/365 who leave work, family, friends, and comfortable beds at all hours, in all types of weather, to drive, ride, hike, climb and crawl for miles to save strangers who they will probably never see again.

Included are many missions which received national attention including two Nutty Putty Cave rescues, the Aspen Grove avalanche, Range Creek Canyon, Elizabeth Smart, and Camille Cleverly. Get behind-the-scenes glimpses never before available.

Written by author, Utah Valley University writing instructor, Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue Mountain Rescue Team Sergeant, Mountain Rescue Association Intermountain Region Chair, and 12-year SAR veteran Shaun Roundy. Shaun’s wealth of experience delivers vivid descriptions and moving commentary that will change the way you view your local Search and Rescue volunteers.

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“An insider’s view of survival, death, and volunteer heroes who tip the balance when things fall apart.”

“Equal parts thrilling, inspiring, gut-wrenching, and informative.”

“This is the best rescue book by far that I’ve ever read.” – author Jules Harrell in the Mountain Rescue Association’s quarterly publication, the Meridian.

75 Search and Rescue Stories is now available at the following locations:

Hansen Mountaineering at 1700 N. State in Orem
Mountain Works next to the Quarry and Movies 8 on University Parkway in Provo

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  1. Search and Rescue Storieson 25 Jul 2011 at 10:48 am

    Here’s an interview about the book from Fox13 last Saturday:

    http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-search-and-rescue-new-book-tells-of-search-and-rescue-experiences-20110723,0,3764674.story

  2. Shaun Roundyon 28 Jul 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Here’s the Mountain Rescue Association review by author Jules Harrell, which finishes by stating:
    “If you don’t have a copy of 75 Search and Rescue Stories in the mail to your address right now, I highly recommend you get one. This is the best rescue book by far that I’ve ever read.”
    Thanks, Jules!
    http://mountainrescueassociation.org/images/stories/docs/meridian11july.pdf

  3. Shaun Roundyon 30 Jul 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Here’s a fantastic review just posted to Amazon:

    5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and fascinating, July 30, 2011
    By Baird

    This book is well worth twice the price charged, especially given that part of the proceeds are donated to SAR. Divided into quick, engrossing chapters that each tell the story of a SAR operation, it’s immensely readable. Some stories will make you laugh, some will leave you in awe. Shaun Roundy has a fast-paced, light-hearted writing style that never bogs down. Everyone in Utah County should read this before heading to the mountains or the lake; maybe then we’d have fewer people getting ledged out on a cliff in a t-shirt with no gear every month.

    I have never required the assistance of SAR, but my brother did, and some these stories seriously brought tears of gratitude to my eyes. Anyone considering volunteering for SAR or something similar (working at a mountain resort, national park, or similar) should definitely read this first to get a feel for what they might be facing and to understand the mindset required.

    If you stumbled across this book and are wondering whether to buy it: I promise you will not regret the purchase. It’s a book I’ll proudly display on my shelf for years to come. The selfless sacrifice SAR volunteers undertake is nothing short of inspiring, and this book is an easy and fun way to learn more about SAR and support it at the same time.

  4. Shaun Roundyon 30 Jul 2011 at 10:19 pm

    And another:

    5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME book, one of a kind!, July 18, 2011
    By P. Burns “Urban Prepper”

    Once I started reading this book, it seemed like an injustice to put it down!
    Waiting inside were the tales of desperate victims, anxious heroes and the land they challenged which threatened to steal their lives! The heartfelt stories of love, loss, hope and failure kept me enthralled as I experienced the thrill of success, the tearful suffering of the hopeless and the exhilaration of the search.
    This is a heart pounding, tear jerking, hooraah eliciting collection of stories of amazing volunteers whose quest is simply to help those in need.

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