Life at the Top: Weather, Wonder & High Cuisine from the Mt. Washington Observatory
by Eric Pinder
2009: Hobblebush Books, 180 pages
A handful of people live at the Mt. Washington Observatory year-round, home to the world’s worst weather. Eric Pinder was able to observe these people at work and play on the summit. There is much to enjoy at the top–even when it means dealing with hundred-mile-per-hour winds, wandering moose, and many questions from visitors. They are also treated to spectacular sunsets, spine-tingling thunderstorms, and breathtaking toboggan runs. Eric Pinder describes with wry humor the joys and terrors of living in the clouds and explains Mount Washington’s geology and weather. The book ends with a one-of-a kind cookbook of 45 “Recipes from the Rockpile” including appetizers, pizza – the 5th food group, vegetarian meals, and of course the necessary dessert section.