By Susan Oakey-Baker
Finding Jim describes Susan Oakey-Baker’s fight to confront the realities of lifestyles after the loss of life of her husband, well known mountain consultant Jim Haberl, the 1st Canadian to summit the main tough mountain on the earth: K2. For fifteen years that they had frolicked adventuring jointly all over the world: snowboarding the Himalaya, rafting in Nepal and climbing in North the USA. In time, they bought married, solidified a house for themselves in Whistler, British Columbia, and deliberate on beginning a relations. however the destiny Susan had imagined was once now not intended to be, and while Jim was once killed in an avalanche within the college variety of Wrangell-St. Elias nationwide Park in Alaska, she used to be confronted with a loss more than whatever she ever may have expected.
After Jim’s demise, Susan hung out retracing the adventures they took jointly, in a determined and obsessive try to assemble and carry directly to as many stories of him as she may well. She travelled to where in Alaska the place he misplaced his existence; searched the Queen Charlotte Islands the place that they had first met; trekked to the head of Mount Kilimanjaro the place they'd journeyed the 12 months ahead of his loss of life; and scoured the hills round their Whistler domestic for lines of the guy she had anticipated to spend the remainder of her lifestyles with.
In the spirit of books like Joan Didion’s The 12 months of Magical Thinking and Maria Coffey’s Fragile Edge, Susan Oakey-Baker writes eloquently of her efforts to relive and reanalyze her husband's demise, to defy the soreness that this kind of loss explanations and include the therapeutic energy of mountains, experience and wasteland as she reimagines her new life.
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