RESCUING RILEY, SAVING MYSELF by Zachary Anderegg – (The book from that amazing video of the rock climber ex-Marine who rapelled 350 feet to save the dog in the crevice)…

Today, I visited my mother in San Francisco.  She still lives in the house where we grew up.  I think the house has shrunk because whenever I go back, it seems so much smaller than when I was a child.

Anyway, all was good until I tried to leave the city.  I swear to horsegods, crossing the Bay Bridge took so long, I could have gotten out of my car and walked – backwards – across the bridge and made it there faster.  Horrid traffic.  Glad I don’t live there anymore…

But, the good news… when I arrived home, this was waiting for me!

This was waiting for me when I got home!

This was waiting for me when I got home!


Many of you have seen the viral You Tube video of the rock climber ex-Marine who just happened upon a puppy trapped in a crevice, 350′ below the path.  The climber, Zachary Anderegg was so incensed by this – because he was certain the poor dog was put there by a human – that he knew he had to do whatever it took to rescue this dog who was on death’s door.

Zack gives the pup a blanket and all the food/water he had with him.  Then, he climbed back out, went home, gathered stuff, went back, tied himself onto his rig and then made his way back to the pup – who was still alive.

Zach then put the pup in a cage and hoisted him back up the 350′ to the surface and drove him immediately to the vet hospital.

Riley made it…

Click to watch the amazing rescue video that went viral on You Tube!

Click to watch the amazing rescue video that went viral on You Tube!

THE BOOK – the rescue story… and more!

This book tells that story, but also the story of how the dog then saved Zach.  Since Hubby is Military – having survived Iraq – I think this book will be close to us both…

I will tell you all about it when I’ve finished.

You can get the book on Amazon here.

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Only one comment so far...

  1. Laurie

    Thank you Dawn for info of this book… those of us that never knew about this story!
    I will be on the watch to buy this book!
    Thank you again!,

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