An uplifting memoir from a strong female voice that shows the restorative power of mountain walking
Just Another Mountain
by Sarah Jane Douglas
Foreword by Sir Chris Bonington
Elliott & Thompson / 20 June / hardback / £14.99
In 1997, at the age of 24, Sarah lost her mother to breast cancer. Alone and adrift in the world, she very nearly gave up hope – but she’d made a promise to her mother that she would keep going no matter what. So she turned to the beautiful, dangerous, forbidding mountains of her native Scotland.
By walking in her mother’s footsteps, she learns to accept her own troubled past, finding the strength to overcome her grief – and, ultimately, to carry on in the face of her own diagnosis twenty years later.
Searingly honest and utterly relatable, bringing the exhilarating triumphs and challenges of mountain walking to life with wit, charm and raw candour, Just Another Mountain is a story of hope and redemption, of a mother and a daughter, and of how we can learn both to live and to love. Sometimes, all you can do is put one foot in front of the other … and just keep walking.
Mountain climbing – from Scotland’s Munros to Kilimanjaro and the Himalayas
Mother daughter relationships and dealing with loss
Unpicking the mystery of the death of her Mother’s greatest love (and the man who was nearly her stepfather), Gerry, in the Himalayas
Cancer – and sanity saving daily walks throughout the course of treatment
About Sarah Jane Douglas
Sarah Jane Douglas writes the popular blog ‘Smashing Cancer in the Face’. She is an artist and former teacher who lives with her two teenage sons in an old fishing village on the northeast coast of Scotland, is a lover of mountains and is proud to be Munroist number 5764. This is her first book.
Sarah is available for interview, features and events.
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