Two for the Summit: My Daughter, the Mountains, and Me
Two for the Summit My Daughter the Mountains and Me Author:Geoffrey Norman 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 ... more »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.« less
Geoffrey Norman has written a beautiful book about fatherhood and mountain climbing. His parallel stories share some of the challenges of both adventures. Norman and his daughter, Brooke, learn how to mountain climb; then proceed to successfully climb the Grand Teton. The two seek the challenge of climbing Aconcagua, a 19,000 mountain in Chile. They successfully accomplish their 'dream;' after much hard work, sweat, and near-quit attempt at this feat. A great read about a father sharing his personal love of parenthood and that of the mountain climbing.