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End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood

In the tradition of Cheryl Strayeds Wild comes this funny and gritty debut memoir in which Jan Redford grows from a nomadic rock climber to a mother who fights to win back her future. "Compassionate and courageous, End of the Rope shows us that there are many types of bravery required, not just in the wilderness, but in surviving day to day life." Tanis Rideout, author of Above All Things After the love of her life is killed in an avalanche, a grieving Jan finds comfort in the arms of his climbing buddy, an extreme alpinist. But their marriage soon falters. While her husband logs forests and dreams of distant peaks, Jan has children, and takes on a wifes traditional role. Over the following years, however, she pursues her own dream, one that pits her against her husbandattending university, and ultimately, gaining independence.End of the Rope is Jan's telling of heart-stopping adventures, from a harrowing rescue off El Capitan to leading a group of bumbling cadets across a glacier. It is her laughter-filled memoir of learning to climb, and of friendships with women in that masculine world. Most moving, this is her story of claiming freedom from a crushing marriage, an act of bravery equal to climbing mountains....

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ISBN : 9781640090309
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 344 pages
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End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood Reviews

  • Rebecca

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I’d turn blue, beside a green person I’d turn green. I didn’t have my own colour. The only thing that had seemed like my own was climbing."

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this one and I definitely didn't think I'd end up enjoying it as much as
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  • Sarah Boon

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order - no moving back and forth in time. The book is also completely self-referential - no mention of anything happening in the larger world around her during the time period she writes about, and Redford makes no atte ...more

  • Luisa

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the book seemed to come up short at the end, I would have liked her to have explored more of her journey through completing her masters and her teaching career. Overall a good read.

  • Kristin

    Bravery takes practice.