A Perilous Playground
Misadventures in Snowdonia and the Development of the Mountain Rescue Services, 1805–1990s
Bob Maslen Jones
A Perilous Playground covers almost two centuries of misadventures in the mountains of Snowdonia, and manifests that accidents can and do happen to anyone, anywhere, and that lessons brought out by these incidents described are equally relevant in all British mounain areas. This book draws upon the author's wealth of personal experience in not only mountaineering and hill-walking but also in mountain rescue. Lord Hunt wrote of Bob maslen-Jones' last book Countdown to Rescue, 'This book has all the ingredients of 'thriller' detective stories … permit me to recommend [it] to everyone who ventures upon our mountains, and many others besides'. This new collection of 'historic' searches and rescues continues in the same vein.
149 x 210mm, 208pp, illustrated, softback.
Bob Maslen-Jones was born in Wolverhampton in 1921 and educated at Oundle School and New College, Oxford. He was commissioned into Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides, Indian Army in 1940 and later transferred to the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He has served on the Council of the National Association of Boy's Clubs, introducing innumerable young people to the basic practices of going safely on mountains. In 1968 he moved to Llanberis where he was a member of the Llanberis Mountain rescue Team and the Search and Rescue Dogs Association.