Two for the Summit: My Daughter, the Mountains, and Me
A sports and outdoors journalist, fueled by the need for more than vicarious adventure, decides, in celebration of his 50th birthday, to prepare for climbing the Grand Teton. Unexpectedly, his 15-year old daughter expresses interest in sharing the adventure. They start from “scratch” including learning technical climbing. The author masterfully recounts the rewards, as well as the tensions, of a father-daughter team engaged in the risky endeavor that mountain climbing can be. They attain their Grand Teton objective and then set their sights on a new goal, to climb Aconcagua. The book’s finale is the two on the summit of Aconcagua although the drama that played out was Dad almost having to turn around near the summit after insisting that daughter Brooke press ahead.
: 242 pages
: Geoffrey Norman
: Penguin Group