Below Another Sky: A Mountain Adventure in Search of a Lost Father

Below Another Sky A Mountain Adventure in Search of a Lost Father A renowned adventurer travels to Tibet with a young woman in search of her father s memory and gains a fresh perspective on his own life Combining gripping adventure writing with intimate memoir Rick

  • Title: Below Another Sky: A Mountain Adventure in Search of a Lost Father
  • Author: Rick Ridgeway
  • ISBN: 9780805062847
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A renowned adventurer travels to Tibet with a young woman in search of her father s memory and gains a fresh perspective on his own life.Combining gripping adventure writing with intimate memoir, Rick Ridgeway takes readers to the mysterious mountain domain of Tibet, and into the remote corners of his past Twenty years ago, in the wake of a massive and terrifying avalanchA renowned adventurer travels to Tibet with a young woman in search of her father s memory and gains a fresh perspective on his own life.Combining gripping adventure writing with intimate memoir, Rick Ridgeway takes readers to the mysterious mountain domain of Tibet, and into the remote corners of his past Twenty years ago, in the wake of a massive and terrifying avalanche, Ridgeway cradled his dying friend Jonathan in his arms and pledged to keep watch over Jonathan s infant daughter, Asia Now Asia is a vibrant, headstrong young woman hoping to help her connect with the father she never knew, Ridgeway takes her to the Himalayas Jonathan so cherished Together, they search for the place where he died.Their trek through remote and forbidding terrain under constant threat from lethal storms and jumpy Chinese military patrols is a fitting backdrop for the precarious emotional journey that Ridgeway and Asia share, as they venture into alien landscapes of memory and self discovery Ultimately, the truths they both seek are revealed, not in the images of a life long gone but in the bright promise of future possibility In a stunning conclusion on a treacherous and wind battered mountain face, both Ridgeway and his dead friend s daughter finally embrace the deepest realities of death, and of life.

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    1. Below Another Sky was a great surprise, the first book in a while that I literally wasn't able to put down. In fact, I think I got sunburned from staying outside too long to finish it!That said, I don't know if I'd describe it as an "enjoyable" read. It's probably more accurate to call it a "bittersweet" read. The subject matter is heart-wrenchingly poignant. A (relatively famous) mountaineer/filmmaker returns to the scene of the death of his friend 20 years later, only this time he is bringing [...]

    2. I am not a person one could call an "adrenaline junkie" by any stretch of the imagination. My idea of a rush is, well, I don't really have any. Regardless, I do occasionally enjoy a book written about some sort of adventure. The Perfect Storm, Into Thin Air, The Cruelest Miles, I really enjoyed these books. I would not run out and join a long liner, or tie some dogs to a sled and hit the Alaskan trail just cause I liked something but I still loved the tales that they told. I felt like those were [...]

    3. "It is 1980. In the wake of a churning, terrifying avalanche on a remote Tibetan mountain face, Rick Ridgeway cradles his dying friend, Jonathan, in his arms and pledges to keep watch over Johnathan's daughter. The years pass, and Asia, now a vibrant and headstrong young woman, approaches Ridgeway with a request that is both simple and profound: Will he take her to her father's beloved Himalayas, to search for he place where he died."This terrific book chronicles both Ridgeway's amazing life as [...]

    4. Part travel story, part a man's memoir, part a young woman's story to restore a piece of herself that's missing because she never knew her dad. I loved reading this book, partly because of how much I appreciate Tibet and Nepal, and partly because as a parent I cannot imagine my son growing up without me.My one criticism would be the ending feels abrupt, but the journey getting there is hard to put down, tweaks the heart and puts one in the mood for reflection and for giving loved ones a good hug [...]

    5. A renowned adventurer travels to Tibet with a young woman in search of her father's memory and gains a fresh perspective on his life. Combining gripping adventure writing with intimate memoir, Rick Ridgeway takes readers to the mysterious mountain domain of Tibet, and into the remote corners of his past.

    6. Perhaps my favourite Ridgeway book. Rick is 50-something and the daughter of a climbing friend, now 20, wants to see where her father fell and died and was buried. The site in Tibet is not easy to get to, he is feeling his years, and she is an inexperienced mountaineer/climber. Beautiful imagery and an important trip for both of them.

    7. An APL Recycled Reads find. A feel good story of a "best friend" lost and helping his 20 year old daughter get close to his memory all wrapped up in one interesting adventure story. Well worth the read!

    8. this is an amazing story that had me looking at myself and my inner person. Wonderful narratives and a truely sorrowful story come together very well. I never put this one down and I believe I cried very much.

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