news archive

Below is an archive of announcements from over the years.


Catskill Trails 4th Edition, bundled with National Geographic Map

The 4th Edition of the Catskill Trails was published in summer 2013. This guidebook for the Catskill Region is coordinated with the National Geographic Trail Map #755 , which includes the entire Catskill Park on two sides of one map.


Book Published: Peak Experiences: Danger, Death and Daring in the Mountains of the Northeast
My new book, entitled Peak Experiences: Danger, Death and Daring in the Mountains of the Northeast, was published in fall 2012 by the University Press of New England.

The book is an anthology of over fifty accounts highlighting hazards hiking in the high peaks of the Northeast United States, with commentary about best safety practices. These up-close-and-personal stories include heroic search and rescue operations, record-breaking treks, animal encounters, and challenges in extreme conditions including "poking the sleeping dragon"—where sometimes the ultimate price is paid—and other times one escapes more or less intact to tempt fate again. Seven sections include:

  • "Weatherwise or Otherwise? Tales above Treeline"
  • "Rescues in the Mountains"
  • "Another Treacherous Place in the Peaks"
  • "Dangers of Water in the Mountains"
  • "Animal and Avian Behavior"
  • "Journeys"
  • "Unprepared, Leader Lapses, Lost, Bushwhacked and More."

article in Randolph Magazine

Randolph Magazine, the magazine for Randolph College (my alma mater), published an article about me.

Here is an alternate PDF version.

article in the Syracuse Post-Standard

Here is an article on me in the Outdoors section of the Syracuse Post-Standard.

Adirondack Peak Experiences is in bookstores; reviews published

Adirondack Peak Experiences is in stores now!

Here are three reviews:

Tables of Contents and more reviews added

Tables of Contents and more reviews of my books are now available to read.

See my books page.

Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership Conversation Panel
With International Swimming Hall of Fame member Lynne Cox and National Women's Hall of Fame member Ann Bancroft, I was selected by the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership to be part of a panel to discuss how we have used [our] "physical strength, tenacity, and courage to draw attention to causes larger than [our] own ambitions." The theme was "Daring the Impossible: Strong Women Take on the World".

Click here for details.

Article in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Another article on Women with Altitude: Challenging the Adirondack High Peaks in Winter appeared in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The article appeared in Utica with the headline "Winter Mountaineering: Clinton Author inspires Women Hikers."

We completed climbs of New Hampshire's 4,000ers in winter
Dave and I completed our six-year odyssey of climbing the 48 New Hampshire 4000-footers in winter. Our final climb, the 18.2-mile round-trip to spectacular Bondcliff, became one of our top five ascents! In spite of its length, the trail to Bondcliff is surprisingly gradual all the way to its 4,265-foot magnificent open summit. Other favorites are 6,288-foot Mt. Washington (of course) that we climbed when winds were less than the temperature on a Dec. 28th. The wind was probably 20-25 mph and the temperature in the 30s. We were able to eat lunch on the summit with many others, soaking up the sun and protected from wind by the building. The views spectacular! Second, 5,712-foot Mt. Jefferson; we also waited for the perfect day to climb this one, which is reputed to be more difficult than Mt. Washington, climbing from the west, exposed longer to the northwest winds, and maneuvering an extended snow field that can be challenging. We found a sunny, low-wind day on a Feb. 5 and stayed on top for at least 20 minutes. 4,761-foot Mt. Eisenhower was sunny and windless the day we climbed up the Crawford Path to Mt. Clinton and found this sparkling day above treeline. On the way over to Eisenhower, we followed a post-holing moose (his tracks.) On a summer climb up the Crawford Path, we did see a moose in the woods. Also nearly bumped into one on the trail to Cabot on a Dec. 26 in a snowstorm! He was in the same spot when we descended. Our journey into the Zealand Falls Hut in mid-January '06 to climb Zealand, West Bond, and Bond became one of our favorites. The 12-mile trek over Zealand, Guyot, W. Bond, and Bond (ranging from 4,260 to 4,698 ft.) was sunny and relatively windless; returning, the full moon was rising over Mt. Washington, its snow-capped summit bathed in pink alpenglow. What a day! We sloshed six and a half miles out from the hut in rain, wading across three open, fast-running brooks in our heavy packs. Winter memories are the best!

comments on WWA on Alan Arnette's mountaineering web site
Women With Altitude was highlighted in the February 13th listing on Alan Arnette's web site, which focuses on mountaineering worldwide:
"Our sport often focuses on the tough men and women on the big walls, highest mountains and most remote peaks, but a new book caught my eye. Carol Stone White's Women with Altitude: Challenging the Adirondack High Peaks in Winter covers the exploits of 29 women who summited all the 4000 foot peaks in the Adirondack mountains in the Northeastern United States - all in winter. The article on had a quote I really liked from White: 'Why do we climb mountains? The analytical mind yields no final answer because mountain climbing is an experience of the body, the senses, the heart, the will -- cumulatively, of the spirit...'"

WWA reviewed in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Women With Altitude was reviewed in a nice article in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Click here to view a copy of it.