High-altitude adventure mixes with emotional suspense in this stirring coming-of-age novel.
Impossible! Suicidal! That’s what 13-year-old Cat calls her cousin Ty’s impulsive scheme to spread the ashes of their late fathers at the summit of the same treacherous mountain that claimed both their lives. But when Ty sets off on his own, stealing her dog and her father’s ashes, Cat has no choice but to follow him against all her mountaineering instincts. Things deteriorate at once, and soon avalanches, dangerous crevasses, and a blinding blizzard push Cat’s climbing expertise to the limit. Can she make it to the top?
This gripping wilderness survival story is lit up by flashes of genuine humor and made memorable by young protagonists with a will to live as strong as the bond formed by their shared tragedy.