Climb: Leaving Safe and Finding Strength on 100 Summits in Japan

November 1, 2020
Climb: Leaving Safe and Finding Strength on 100 Summits in Japan

The inspiring memoir of a middle-aged woman who challengedherself to climb one hundred Japanese mountains in a single year,even after an aggressive cancer threatened to derail her dream.After more than forty years of living "safe and scared,"California attorney and mystery author Susan Spann decided to breakfree by climbing one hundred of Japan's most famous mountains,inspired by a classic list of hyakumeizan peaks. But when anunexpected cancer diagnosis forced her to confront her deepestfears, the mountains of Japan became the setting for an even moretransformative journey from pain and fear to a new life fueled byhope, confidence, and strength.This immersive, inspiring, and witty page-turner captures theterrifying lows and breathtaking highs of a woman's journey fromtimidity to confidence, cancer to healing, and regret to joy, asshe breaks the mental and physical chains that once prevented herfrom living out her dreams. Susan chronicles her journey with aninsightful, often humorous eye for not only her travels acrossJapan, but the culture, food, nature, and obstacles she encounteredalong the way, and complements her honest and vivid prose withbreathtaking personal photographs.