EVERY DAY'S A GOOD DAY
On the evening of 25 September 2007, two young climbers were
caught in a lahar on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu, after a volcanic
explosion. Twenty-three-year-old William Pike, the more experienced
of the two, had his legs trapped under rubble that had partly buried
the Dome Shelter in which they were overnighting. He was in danger
of succumbing to hypothermia, if his injuries didn’t kill him first.
William’s friend, James Christie, had to leave him behind while he
went in search of help in the dark. This was the beginning of an
amazing survival story.
In Every Day’s a Good Day, William not only shares his story of
beating the odds but also writes about his active childhood and teen
years, when his love for adventure, sport and the outdoors was
fostered by family, friends and teachers. Even after losing his lower
leg, William continues to find joy and inspiration from tramping,
mountaineering, cycling, kayaking and diving. For William every day
really is a good day.
ISBN: 978 014 3304197