Two for the Summit
My Daughter, the Mountains, and MeBook - 2000
For his fiftieth birthday journalist Geoffrey Norman set a goal: to climb the 14,000 feet of the treacherous Grand Teton summit. As a man who always craved adventure, Norman was both delighted and terrified when his teenage daughter, Brooke, offered to join him. Rock climbing--perhaps more than any other sport--is wholly dependent upon teamwork and trust, a truth that becomes painstakingly clear as they climb on a sheer rock face several hundred feet above the ground. A few years later, father and daughter set their sights higher: to climb Aconcagua, a mountain in the Andes that rises nearly 23,000 feet, one of the highest peaks in the world. A dangerous ascent for even the experienced climber, the father and daughter team were determined to meet the challenge.As Norman takes the reader along for these adventures, we witness not only the beauty and danger of the mountains, and the exhilaration of risk-taking, but the uniqueness of the bond between father and daughter--a relationship forged of trust, respect, and the occasional rocky moment.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2000
Branch Call Number: ANF 796.5223 NOR
Characteristics: 242 p