49 Peaks (eBook)
Hiking And Healing In The White Mountains
de Cheryl Suchors
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At forty-eight years old, Cheryl Suchorshoping to find concrete successes and a feeling of control as she changes careers and fifty stares at her from the horizonvows to summit the highest forty-eight peaks in New Hampshires grueling White Mountains. Neglecting to consider her flimsy body, scoliosis, bum knee, and fear of heights, she dives into the challenge.
Along the way, Suchors suffers numerous injuries; her hiking buddy succumbs to ovarian cancer; and she endures breast cancer, a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and five years of adjuvant therapy herself. But she always returns to the mountainsand in that connection she finds spiritual nourishment, as well as a space powerful enough to hold her grief. Over the ten years it takes her to complete her quest, she learns that mastery alone doesnt satisfy her and control is often an illusionthat she must connect with hiking comrades and with nature in order to feel nourished and enriched. In the end, Suchors creates her own definition of success.