I’ve just learned that a world-famous climber (not to be named, in honor of a request for privacy) recently used my book, Storm Mountain, as a read-aloud to practice English for an upcoming speaking tour. I find this both exciting and unnerving. Alpine climbing is misunderstood by most of the general public, so I wrote the book with a great deal of attention to accuracy. This out of respect for the sport I love, but also out of respect for all the climbers who came before me, and those who will come after. Hopefully I passed muster with one of the greats.
An Unexpected Reader
- by Tom Birdseye