Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure

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Crown/Archetype, Apr 3, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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When Trish Herr became pregnant with her first daughter, Alex, she and her husband, Hugh, vowed to instill 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.

In Up, Trish recounts their always exhilarating--and sometimes harrowing--adventures climbing all forty-eight of New Hampshire's highest mountains.  Readers will delight in the expansive views and fresh air that only peakbaggers are afforded, and will 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. This is, at heart, a resonant, emotionally honest account of a mother's determination to foster 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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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

This book is the author's story of taking up hiking with her 5-year-old daughter Alex and deciding to hike to the top of all 48 4000-foot peaks in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Herr relates some of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jillian_Kay - LibraryThing

I love the subject - empowering kids to think big - but it was just too preachy for my tastes. It read like her kid is perfect and anyone that wants to raise their kids differently is wrong, doesn't get it, watches too much TV and/or is a working mother. Read full review

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PATRICIA ELLIS HERR holds a master's degree in biological anthropology from Harvard University and homeschools her two daughters. She lives in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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