Alum publishes hiking journey that mirrors his college life

Posted by Caroline Lanni on March 10, 2023 at 2:45 PM
Keith Gentili, '93 graduate and lifelong writer/editor, tells his journey through the 48 tallest mountains in New Hampshire in his first published book called, White Mountains State.
The book went live on Amazon and Barnes and Noble on November 21. Additionally it's now being offered at independent bookstores.
White Mountains State tells the story of Keith and three of his Fitchburg State College buddies' journey hiking the 48 tallest mountains in New Hampshire during a four-year period. 
In Gentili's book he mentions the Fitchburg State Hiking Club and tells his story about the courses he took such as, Intro to Mountain Hiking, that he took twice. 
"I failed 'Intro to Mt. Hiking' in the Spring of 1986 and re-took it in the Spring of 1987. I really believe I am the only person to fail a Mountain Hiking course at the university level who went on to climb New England's 100 Highest Mountains, Ha."
The book is formatted to mirror college life and features a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year. These sections are bookended by orientation and graduation. 
Gentili is also the publisher of the award-winning New Boston Beacon, a newspaper he founded in 2018. He has also been named NH Columnist of the Year three times and a New England Serious Columnist of the Year. 
WMS Cover copy


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