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Up : a mother and daughter's peakbagging adventure
Patricia Ellis Herr
Adult Nonfiction GV199.8 .H47 2012

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Summary: When Trish Herr became pregnant with her first daughter, Alex, she and her husband Hugh vowed to instil a bond with nature in their children. By the time Alex was five, her over-the-top energy levels led Trish to believe that her very young daughter might be capable of hiking adult-sized mountains.Organised by the lessons Trish and Alex learned on the trail, Up recounts their adventures climbing 48 White Mountain peaks over fifteen months. Readers will delight in the expansive views and fresh air that only peak-baggers are afforded, and laugh out loud as Trish urges herself to "mother up" when she and Alex meet an ornery -- and alarmingly bold -- spruce grouse on the trail.But at heart, this is a resonant, emotionally honest account of a mother's determination to instil independence and fearlessness in her daughter, to teach her "that small doesn't necessarily mean weak; that girls can be strong; and that big, bold things are possible."

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