Just Another Mountain: A Memoir of Hope
Shortlisted for Travel Memoir Book of the Year, Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 / Winner – GOLD in Personality of the Year, SILVER in The Extra Mile Award as well as SILVER in Book of the Year all in The Great Outdoor Awards 2019
A life-affirming journey of healing and endurance, of a mother and a daughter, and of how we keep both love and hope alive.
‘This uplifting memoir is testament that in life there are times when there is nothing for it but to scale that mountain’ – The Herald, Best Summer Reads
At the age of twenty-four, Sarah Jane Douglas lost her mother to breast cancer. She was alone and adrift in the world, but had promised her mother that she would keep going, no matter what. So she turned to the beautiful, forbidding mountains of her native Scotland – and then beyond.
By walking in her mother’s footsteps, Sarah found the strength to face her grief, to accept her troubled past and, ultimately, to confront her own cancer diagnosis twenty years later.
Sometimes all you can do is put one foot in front of the other and keep walking…
‘A beautifully written book … a powerful message and a thrilling conclusion to a seemingly unachievable goal’ – Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows
‘An inspiring book for anyone facing challenges. And a heartfelt reminder that only some mountains look like mountains.’ – Tristan Gooley, The Natural Navigator
‘I loved Just Another Mountain . . . It;s a really good read’
- Lorraine Kelly
‘Honest, raw and beautifully written, this uplifting memoir is testament that in life there are times when there is nothing for it but to scale that mountain’
- The Herald Best Summer Reads 2019
‘An inspiring book for anyone facing challenges. And a heartfelt reminder that only some mountains look like mountains’
- Tristan Gooley, author of The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs and Wild Signs and Star Paths
‘A beautifully written book . . . a powerful message and a thrilling conclusion to a seemingly unachievable goal’
- Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows
‘A story of love and loss and of the redemptive power of mountains, in particular the incomparable mountains of Scotland’
- Stephen Venables, mountaineer and writer
‘An excellent memoir … vivid and honest … so much more than just a book about walking and climbing in the mountains. Quite frankly it’s heart-breaking at times. Sarah Jane Douglas writes beautifully, her descriptive passages of what she sees and experiences on the mountains are some of the best I’ve read’