Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure

Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure

When Trish Herr became pregnant with her first daughter, Alex, she and her husband, Hugh, vowed to instill a bond with nature in their children. By the time Alex was five, her over-the-top energy levels led Trish to believe that her very young daughter might be capable of hiking adult-sized mountains. In Up, Trish recounts their always exhilarating--and sometimes harrowing- When Trish Herr became pregnant with her first daughter, Alex, she and her husband, Hugh, vowed to instill a bond wit...

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Title:Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure
Author:Patricia Ellis Herr
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:030795207X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure Reviews

  • Kim
    Jan 31, 2015
    Awesome book! This story of this mom and 5-year old daughter hiking team is amazing! 15 life lessons are highlighted. I must say I learned a few more life lessons as I read this book! ...
  • Lain
    May 30, 2012
    Little people can do big things. That, in a sentence, seems to be Patricia Ellis Herr's theme behind "Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure." The book is a memoir that traces author and her five-year-old daughter, Alex, as they attempt to join the Four Thousand Footer Club,...
  • Pam ☼Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☼ Tee
    May 08, 2012
    I liked this book. It was interesting to read about the trails -- particularly in the second half of the book-- but honestly I'm not sure why UP was written and that's plagued me a bit as I've contemplated writing this review and tryed to sum up what the book means to me. Now most o...
  • Jill
    Aug 11, 2017
    A super fast read with fun stories about a mom and daughter's adventures. Less "how-to" and more "here's what we did". It was a little hard to relate, as our kids are soooo not like her daughters. (I'm sure our camping adventures would be a lot different if they were!) She was careful ...
  • Claudia
    Dec 04, 2018
    Inspiring adventures of a little girl & her mother! I highlighted some hikes that I want to do. ...
  • Beth Neu
    Sep 06, 2018
    This was an enjoyable and quick read and it's not just for hikers. Patricia Ellis Herr tells of her adventures with her young daughters (mostly Alex, her oldest) as they strive to hike 48 of the 4K + peaks of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Herr gives vivid descriptions of the pe...
  • Jodi
    Jun 26, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book, and I wasn't necessarily expecting to. The anecdotes were engaging and entertaining, the lessons were things I could relate to as a mother, and I liked that the author was not pushing a lifestyle but rather just sharing an incredible experience. This book ha...
  • Mr. Steve
    May 24, 2018
    I enjoyed reading this, as Patricia and her daughter Alex hiked the 48 four thousand footers in New Hampshire's White Mountains and I am currently in the throes of also accomplishing this feat as well. Her insight was good, and Alex doing these mountains at 5 and 6 years old is incredi...
  • Megan Palasik
    Mar 03, 2012
    I just finished an "uncorrected proof" copy of "UP" that I received from the Amazon Vine program and I want to start reading it all over again! I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK! It made me laugh, it made me tear up a little and it showed me the kind of mother I hope to one day be. Ellis ...
  • Marjorie Elwood
    Aug 04, 2019
    2.5 stars While the adventure itself (hiking the forty-eight highest mountains in New Hampshire) was fascinating and a quick read, Ms. Herr is lacking in self-awareness and spends a fair bit of time excusing aspects of her life. She tells her daughter that the most important thing w...
  • Julie
    May 10, 2013
    What an excellent book! I loved this mother and daughter's story. It is truly inspirational to me. I feel inspired to try more things with my children, to persevere through difficulties, and to be a better example for my children of making goals and doing what it takes to reach them - ...
  • Courtney
    Jul 26, 2017
    I'm a bit conflicted about this book. There was quite a bit I connected with, as we are a super outdoorsy family that loves a challenge. But... Things I liked: - Mother-daughter adventuring - Kids spending time outdoors - Showing that kids are perfectly capable of big things - T...
  • Cari
    Apr 18, 2019
    Fun read, such an impressive little girl and mom! ...
  • Katie
    Jan 11, 2013
    What a bummer! Although the idea of taking your young children on peak-bagging adventures is inspirational, this book is a boring, pedantic, "holier-than-though" book to read. I know hiking in the Whites can be dangerous & scary (been there, done that), but she makes it sound as if...
  • Liralen
    May 27, 2016
    It started by accident, almost: Herr's daughter was small, but she had boundless energy, and Herr thought hiking might be a good way to use some of that energy. So they climbed a mountain. They had some false starts (e.g., their very first hike, before Herr understood how conditions di...
  • Marci
    Jun 13, 2012
    I couldn't slog through this whole book. The mom just rubbed me the wrong way. I hike with my daughter all the time, so thought I would relate, but she just felt so self-congratulating to me, I lost interest in her story. ...
  • Jessica
    Mar 20, 2018
    I really liked this book. I feel like I?m the exact target reader for this book though. I am a well educated stay at home mom to two little girls and we also love to be out in nature as a family. I only bring up my education because her chapter about people?s reactions to her choic...
  • Alisha Bennett
    Jun 27, 2018
    2.5 - there are many ways to review this book; most of them sound a trifle mean. Let?s just say that it reads like a parent?s defense for why they do what they do. The adventure is hidden behind the parental angst (which is a bit snobbish and feels faked); therefore it will be leav...
  • Taryn
    Jun 18, 2017
    I enjoy travel/adventure memoirs. This one was very cute and makes me want to take my child on more hiking adventures. What a way to bond, stay healthy, and appreciate nature! ...
  • Rachel Jacobs
    Jun 26, 2016
    The book is amazing. It is a wonderful story of accomplishment between a mother and her young daughter. The goal of the two is to summit all 48 4K mountains in New Hampshire. Her daughter is 6 years old when they finish and as you are reading you will be completely inspired to get outs...
  • Madriver (p/b)
    Apr 05, 2012
    When Trish first told me she was writing a memoir about her hikes with Alex I just assumed it would be an extension of her trip reports that we all write from time to time where we record our hikes and then post them on various hiking boards for other hikers to read and critique. Littl...
  • Kathy
    Apr 17, 2012
    I hate to spend money on a book and not finish the entire thing. But I almost did just that with this book. The author spends the first part of this book convincing the reader what a perfect mother she is and what an exceptional daughter she has...hiking, home schooling, giving up her ...
  • Jennifer
    May 20, 2018
    Each chapter describes a lesson Trish and her daughter Alex learn as they hike the 48 4K mountains in New Hampshire. I enjoyed reading her story and the way she empowered her daughter while hiking and in daily life. The writing is a little choppy in places, but overall, this book inspi...
  • Gillian
    Jul 24, 2012
    Of all the outdoors books I?ve been reading and posting about lately, this is my favorite. I feel like I should dedicate this post to the jerk who recently told me that women are weak and shouldn?t go into the woods without a man. (Insert eye roll here). If I didn?t have enoug...
  • Trish
    Sep 09, 2018
    Read this as part of a church book club with women of various ages. ...
  • Jaylia3
    Apr 28, 2012
    What do you do with a five year old daughter who is bouncing off the walls with energy? A daughter who you, of course, want to grow up happy, strong and confident? Careful, but willing to attempt large goals undeterred by the expectations of others? Author Patricia Ellis Herr?s daugh...
  • Nancy Lord
    Jun 07, 2018
    I loved reading this inspiring book about a hiking adventure and beliefs in human capability. Chosen by Hike It Baby for book club. I would definitely recommend it. I gave it 5 stars because I couldn't put it down. ...
  • Michaela Thomas
    Aug 14, 2018
    Such an empowering read about a mother and her relationships with her daughters. Very inspiring. ...
  • Lori
    Jan 17, 2019
    Well-written book about a mother and young daughter who hike the 48 highest peaks of New Hampshire. Fun to read, and not a parent-driven child accomplishment. ...
  • Mary Dancy
    Jul 15, 2019
    I really enjoyed this book, and I wasn't necessarily expecting to. The anecdotes were engaging and entertaining, the lessons were things I could relate to as a mother, and I liked that the author was not pushing a lifestyle but rather just sharing an incredible experience. This book ha...