Climb: Leaving Safe and Finding Strength on 100 Summits in Japan (Hardcover)

Climb: Leaving Safe and Finding Strength on 100 Summits in Japan Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days


The inspiring memoir of a middle-aged woman who challenged herself to climb one hundred Japanese mountains in a single year, even after an aggressive cancer threatened to derail her dream.

After more than forty years of living "safe and scared," California attorney and mystery author Susan Spann decided to break free by climbing one hundred of Japan's most famous mountains, inspired by a classic list of hyakumeizan peaks. But when an unexpected cancer diagnosis forced her to confront her deepest fears, the mountains of Japan became the setting for an even more transformative journey from pain and fear to a new life fueled by hope, confidence, and strength.

This immersive, inspiring, and witty page-turner captures the terrifying lows and breathtaking highs of a woman's journey from timidity to confidence, cancer to healing, and regret to joy, as she breaks the mental and physical chains that once prevented her from living out her dreams. Susan chronicles her journey with an insightful, often humorous eye for not only her travels across Japan, but the culture, food, nature, and obstacles she encountered along the way, and complements her honest and vivid prose with breathtaking personal photographs.

About the Author

Susan Spann is a former attorney and the author of the Hiro Hattori mystery novels. She has a degree in Asian Studies from Tufts University and a lifelong love of Japanese history and culture. A California native, she is currently living in Tokyo and planning her next adventure.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781633885929
ISBN-10: 1633885925
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication Date: January 28th, 2020
Pages: 320
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs