By Brendan Leonard
From confusion to clarity, remorse to redemption.
When Brendan Leonard finished substance abuse treatment at age 23, he was lost. He quickly realized that he had to reinvent himself, to find a healthy distraction. Brenden was feeling adrift when his brother gave him a secondhand climbing rope for Christmas. It was along that sixty-meter lifeline that he gradually found his identity and his redemption, at the crags and on the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Kinetic, funny, and heartfelt, Sixty Meters to Anywhere is the painfully honest story of a life changed by climbing and often awkward first years of recovery. In the mountains, Brenden ultimately finds his second chance.
“A deeply honest, courageously wrought, searingly original testament to the austere rewards of climbing, the transcendent power of wild spaces, and the redemptive radiance of the American West.” -Kevin Fedarko, author of The Emerald Mile
“…a transformative personal journey, showing the power of climbing and the courage that lies within.” -Kelly Cordes, author of The Tower
Measures 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; softbound; 176 pages