A wonderful job of research.
I love the book!
-- Mary MacKenzie
Here is Mount Marcy, from bottom to top,
all wrapped up in a neat, attractive book
with something to interest every reader.
There is geology and botany, the history of the first ascent, the rival egos of the first explorers,
and the mix-up about its name.
From early women climbers, winter excursions, calamities and clubs to management plans
and summit stewards, the narrative is both historical
and as fresh as today.
-- Warder Cadbury
What a magnificent study of Marcy! I'm sure that Old Mountain Phelps highly approves.
-- Jim Goodwin
...a masterful work. It belongs in the hands
of every Adirondack aficionado.
If you've been wondering about Mount Marcy, you need to read this book. Practically all that is known about this mountain has been assembled between these covers. The book begins with the mountain itself---its foundation of rock, its covering of forests, its alpine flora and its environment---but it quickly turns to its focus: people. Do not be misled by its title, for Marcy is merely the setting. The real story is the varied and fascinating cast of characters....In each of the chapters we learn more about the lure of Marcy, and how it fulfills the spirit, refreshes the soul, hardens the body. We come to better understand who came before, to savor their adventures, wince at their mistakes. We applaud their labors to protect the mountain, to pass it to us in good shape, to entice us to do the same for those who come after us. This book is a masterful work. It belongs in the hands of every Adirondack aficionado.
From the Adirondack Research Library Newsletter, September, 2001---
...fresh perspective and surprising stories...a near magical gift
for finding the right anecdote or concept
Sandra Weber does something amazing and delightful in "Mount Marcy." She has hiked into a well-chronicled subject and returned with fresh perspective and surprising stories....Weber moves beyond capable research to appealing readability through organization, a nimble pace and a near magical gift for finding the right anecdote or concept....All of this makes for a vivid, often surprising and sometimes paradoxical picture of Mount Marcy and the people whose lives it touched.
From the Schenectady Gazette, October 7, 2001---
...enjoy a rollicking historical ride
Sandra Weber has created a marvelous book, the first ever written solely about New York State's tallest peak. From this richly illustrated and well-researched volume, climbers and devotees of every sort will enjoy a rollicking historical ride...
From Adirondac Magazine, November/December 2001---
View from Mount Marcy
View of Mount Marcy from Lake Tear