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Patricia Ellis Herr

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UP is the exhilarating and sometimes harrowing story of the authors then-five-year-old daughters quest to climb all 48 of New Hampshires highest mountains.When Trish Herr became pregnant with her first daughter, Alex, she and her husband HughMoreUP is the exhilarating and sometimes harrowing story of the authors then-five-year-old daughters quest to climb all 48 of New Hampshires highest mountains.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.Organized by the lessons Trish and Alex learned on the trail,UP recounts their adventures climbing 48 White Mountain peaks over fifteen consecutive months.Sure to inspire controversy and conversation, some readers will be shocked by Trishs willingness to expose her very young daughter to the risks of the trail--from unpredictable weather patterns to steep, rocky climbs that challenge even the most experienced adult hikers. But at heart, this is a resonant, emotionally honest account of a mothers determination to instill independence and fearlessness in her daughter, to teach her that small doesnt necessarily mean weak- that girls can be strong- and that big, bold things are possible.