In this funny, gritty debut memoir, Jan Redford grows from a nomadic rock climber to a mother who fights to win back her future. As a teenager, in a fit of rage toward her father, Jan pits herself against a steep rock face near their cottage. At the top, fired up by victory, she aims for the improbable dream of climbing mountains. By twenty, she's a nomadic climber with a magnetic attraction to misadventures and the wrong men. Joining Jan in conversation will be Carol Shaben, author of Into the Abyss, and Rachel Rose, author of The Dog Lover Unit.