The Rescue of Belle and Sundance: A Miracle on Mount Renshaw

The Rescue of Belle and Sundance: A Miracle on Mount Renshaw

Birgit Stutz, Lawrence Scanlan


On December 15, 2008, snowmobilers chanced on a couple of stranded horses atop B.C.'s Mount Renshaw within the Canadian Rockies. Belle and Sundance have been a sorry sight— they have been emaciated, shivering and trapped in a small defend they'd made for themselves by means of tramping down the six-foot-deep snow. the following morning, a celebration of 4 from the within reach city of McBride was once despatched again up the mountain with a bale of hay, a handgun and a heartbreaking option to make: both feed Belle and Sundance, or shoot them.

The 4 agreed: there has been an indisputable glimmer within the eyes of Belle and Sundance, and the choice was once made to feed them. yet saving the 2 horses will require much more than hay. Weighing their strategies, many of us in McBride determined they might dig, by way of hand, the three-foot-wide, six-foot-deep, kilometre-long tunnel that turned Belle and Sundance's path to freedom.

The Rescue of Belle and Sundance takes the reader into the guts of the fight to avoid wasting horses. during this account, which speedy grew to become a neighborhood bestseller and a bookseller favorite, Stutz and Scanlan recreate the rescue that despatched a message of desire and compassion around the globe.

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