This will be the first meeting to discuss a novel. The group selected Rising by Sharon Wood as the first novel.
This novel is written by a Canadian and covers lots of discussion on climbing, group dynamics and other topics of interest to mountain adventurers. Everyone should come with one question or topic of discussion for the group, from the book.
On May 20, 1986, high on Mount Everest, Sharon Wood was ready to give up. Snow plumes swirled off the summit ridge and spilled down the North Face, engulfing her. A four-hundred-foot high rock wall, the crux of the Hornbein Couloir, loomed above―impossible. Then Wood’s partner, Dwayne Congdon, handed her the end of the rope and said, “your lead.” Hours later, at the far too late hour of 9:00 p.m., Wood became the first North American woman to reach the summit, and the first woman in the world to do so via the difficult West Ridge. Their ascent of the West Ridge by a new variation, without Sherpa assistance, is an accomplishment that has never been repeated.
Next Month's book will be The End of the Rope by Jan Redford
Sara has graciously offered to use her paid zoom account to host, so there is no time limit and it is easier to break into small groups and have different views to enable discussion
Required Items to Bring:
One discussion topic for the group. Download Zoom (free) ahead of time
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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 05:00 PM.