Foreword Reviews - - Contents - by Kris­tine Morris

What causes some of us to chal­lenge the most hos­tile ter­rain the planet has to of­fer, putting our lives on the line for some ephemeral prize, or in hope of per­sonal trans­for­ma­tion? Jon Water­man, pho­tog­ra­pher, moun­taineer, and au­thor of one of the books fea­tured here, had this to say: “We thought that by push­ing past our lim­its we were on an out­ward, phys­i­cal jour­ney, as if to vouch­safe our own strength, but once on top we found hu­mil­ity and our place in the world. We had found a still­ness within, our church re­plete with a God.”

Im­age of Heather “Anish” An­der­son, au­thor of Thirst:2600 Miles to Home, hik­ing the Ap­palachian Trail. Photo by Ar­lette Laan. Used with per­mis­sion from Moun­taineers Books.

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