I was wondering if any Snowjournal folk have read Baron Hubert von Pantz's book, "No Risk, No Fun." I'd love to find out if it's worth reading, or if it's a waste of time. I have to believe that there are a bunch of copies floating around, although on Amazon, the used copies start at $117--and it's hard for me to believe that there is a single person on the planet who would pay that much for this book. But strange things do happen, as we all know.
But I'd love to hear from anyone who has read the book, who would be willing to talk about it, what was good/bad about it, etc.
Baron Hubert von Pantz was the Austrian exile who built the Mittersill Resort on Cannon Mountain. By all accounts, he was a bon vivant, and a most colorful character.
And if anyone has a copy of the book that they are prepared to sell for a REASONABLE price (and I think my limit for what I'd be willing to pay for the book is $20), then also let me know.
And if anyone personally knew good ole' Hubert, share your stories!
There is a copy in the Miami-Dade Public Library system, of all places. If you have a capable local librarian, they should be able to get it on loan. These long distance inter-library loans tend to take a while, but I've seen 'em happen.
I finally got my hands on this book and read it. It was tremendously enjoyable. The Baron paints a picture of a world that I have had no experience with, and it's both insightful (in its own way) as well as tremendously entertaining and funny. I loved reading it.
If anyone owns a copy of the book and wants to get rid of it, let me know--for a reasonable price, I wouldn't mind owning a copy of it myself.