A life-affirming journey of healing and endurance, of a mother and a daughter, and of how we keep both love and hope alive.
‘This uplifting memoir is testament that in life there are times when there is nothing for it but to scale that mountain’ – The Herald, Best Summer Reads
At the age of twenty-four, Sarah Jane Douglas lost her mother to breast cancer. She was alone and adrift in the world, but had promised her mother that she would keep going, no matter what. So she turned to the beautiful, forbidding mountains of her native Scotland – and then beyond.
By walking in her mother’s footsteps, Sarah found the strength to face her grief, to accept her troubled past and, ultimately, to confront her own cancer diagnosis twenty years later.
Sometimes all you can do is put one foot in front of the other and keep walking…
‘A beautifully written book … a powerful message and a thrilling conclusion to a seemingly unachievable goal’ – Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows
‘An inspiring book for anyone facing challenges. And a heartfelt reminder that only some mountains look like mountains.’ – Tristan Gooley, The Natural Navigator