End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood

End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood

In the tradition of Cheryl Strayed?s Wild comes this funny and gritty debut memoir in which Jan Redford grows from a nomadic rock climber to a mother who fights to win back her future. "Compassionate and courageous, End of the Rope shows us that there are many types of bravery required, not just in the wilderness, but in surviving day to day life." ?Tanis Rideout, author o In the tradition of Cheryl Strayed?s Wild comes this funny and gritty debut memoir in which Jan Redford grows f...

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Title:End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood
Author:Jan Redford
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1640090304
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:344 pages pages

End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood Reviews

  • Kristin
    May 15, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

  • Prcs Rambharose
    Jul 19, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

  • Jessica Roberts
    Jun 20, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    Thank you for an advanced copy enjoyed this book ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    3.5 ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

    ...

  • Kim
    Jul 12, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    Thank you for an advanced copy enjoyed this book ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    3.5 ...

  • Melissa T
    Apr 11, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

  • Krista
    Mar 03, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

  • Evelyn
    Feb 06, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

  • Leah
    Aug 06, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

  • Molly
    Jun 04, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

  • Rebecca
    Feb 14, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

  • Tracy Rose
    Jun 10, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

  • Sarah Boon
    Apr 27, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    Thank you for an advanced copy enjoyed this book ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    3.5 ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

  • Anne
    Jun 02, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

  • Marissa
    Jun 20, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

  • Janelle
    May 12, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

  • Noelle Walsh
    Dec 11, 2017

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    Thank you for an advanced copy enjoyed this book ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

  • Vera
    Jan 27, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

  • Eva
    Mar 30, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

  • Heather
    Jul 28, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

  • Patricia Levack
    Apr 20, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

  • Elaine Corden
    May 14, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

  • Jessica
    Jul 10, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    Thank you for an advanced copy enjoyed this book ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    3.5 ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Carli
    Jun 30, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    Thank you for an advanced copy enjoyed this book ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    3.5 ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Wendy Kravetz
    Jul 07, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    Thank you for an advanced copy enjoyed this book ...

  • M.
    Jan 05, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    Thank you for an advanced copy enjoyed this book ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    3.5 ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

  • An
    Feb 11, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

  • Luisa
    Feb 10, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

  • Booksandchinooks (Laurie)
    Apr 15, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

  • Megschuurman
    May 29, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

  • Johannah
    Aug 17, 2018

    When I scrunched my body under the big roof, preparing myself to commit to pulling up and over the edge, I looked down at Doc, eighty feet below. It was a long way away. My two blond children danced in front of my eyes for a moment like fairies. Your children will be okay if their moth...

    I received a copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. I?m attracted to memoirs like this and since it was written by a fellow Canadian and a lot of it takes place near where I live I was even more intrigued. I have a hiker and kayaker in my family so kne...

    Thank you so much Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy of END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford - all opinions are my own. After reading books such as Wild and Into Thin Air, I?ve been looking for a new adventure to embark on and this book exceeded my expectations in every way. ...

    "Sometimes I felt like the only cure for whatever I had was to live in a cabin in the bush, alone with myself, where no one could influence my decisions, my lifestyle, what I ate, said, did, or felt. I was a chameleon; if I sat down beside a blue person I?d turn blue, beside a green ...

    A fresh, funny, engaging and relatable story that dares to hold the risks and challenges of mountaineering up against the risks and challenges of being a feminist while hopelessly romantic, or a mother while hungry for more than motherhood alone offers. This is a fantastically confiden...

    Bravery takes practice. ...

    *Please note, I won this book via Goodreads Giveaways* This was quite the story. It details Jan's life, highlighting her semi unstable childhood, growing up with a father who drinks too much, and a mother who followed him from place to place, because she didn't have another option. ...

    Found this book at my local library while trying to find memoirs of motherhood. I'm not a rock climber, so maybe that influenced my experience of the book, but I found it to be really lacklustre. The writing isn't at all poetic or insightful (I got excited when I saw the Annie Dillard ...

    A fast and enjoyable read. The author succeeded in making me feel how she felt, particularly in the middle of the book when something shocking happens. Just as she couldn't believe it had happened, neither could I! To me, this shows excellent writing. The end of the book was more di...

    Jan has loved mountain climbing ever since she tried it for the first time. It was a way to escape her difficult home life. She realized she was good at this and got even better from climbing with others in the climbing community. When her boyfriend Dan is killed in an avalanche, sh...

    What a marvellous book this turned out to be ,You literally feel like your climbing with Jan every step of the way and feel every emotion that she feels especially When her 2 partners die from climbing, also many of her friends have fallen and not recovered from their injurys. I guess ...

    I received this book free through Goodreads. Loved it! I was hooked right from the start! The beginning of the book seemed like it was the life I had when I was a kid and the life I wanted to have after I left home but didn't have the guts to pursue since I went to university right aft...

    Good Lord, this book is a roller coaster of emotions! I love how Redford opened up her whole heart for this one, how she invited us in and said "look at this mess I made, now watch me fight my way out." In a way it's frustrating watching her struggle so hard, but in another way.... lif...

    Won a copy of this. Always loved the mountains, but after reading this may never think of them the same. Mountain climbing a challenge many would never be up to. But with Jan Mountain Climbing not her only challenge. Sometimes not such great luck with the guys either. She was a very...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Memoirs are usually not my thing. This book had a nice flow and provided a insight to the lives of mountain climbers. Being from Toronto mountain climbing is not something I was exposed to. My only fault is the bo...

    End of The Rope was quite a read. Jan Redford never once gave up on her dreams, they had to be postponed a few times but eventually she realized them. She?s had quite a life and nothing was easy but she is definitely a strong woman and I imagine would be a wonderful mentor to young g...

    Goodreads Copy Win This tells the story of a woman struggling in a marriage before she realizes that she needs to let go of her marriage before it destroys her and her family. A poignant look at how things slowly spiral as we try to make things work out. Set in the backdrop of the w...

    this book was unexpected. i read it in a day and a half! Jan's writing is so raw and full of unapologetic truth. i appreciated her candor on the rock and off. she made me feel like i wasn't alone in the struggle for having it all. ...

    Mountains! This book is about the conquering of the mountains that you climb and the mountains that you face in your life. It was interesting to learn what is involved in living the life of people who only want to climb but it left me wanting more. This book was free from Goodreads. ...

    Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via Goodreads' Giveaways. End of the Rope by Jan Redford will be available in stores this May. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. For me at this point in my life/climbing obsession, this was perfect. ...

    Thank you for an advanced copy enjoyed this book ...

    This book was good. If one is interested in memoirs and mountain climbing, then this is a book to consider adding to one's bookshelf. ...

    3.5 ...

    This is the second book I've read that came out of the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness writing program, and I haven't been impressed with either of them. Redford's book is billed as a memoir but is probably more accurately an autobiography. It's in completely chronological order...

    Interesting story of why we do things. ...

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