Freedom to Fall

by Carol Hampson
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Publisher: Balboa Press

Publication Date: January 12, 2018

ISBN: 9781452555621

Binding: Kobo eBook

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He climbed, only to let goand now she must follow

Shockwaves had already reached the rock-climbing community when Carol was awakened in the night with the news of her sons death. Chris Hampsona well-known climber whose grace, warmth, commitment, and Zen-like focus inspired many friendshad fallen to his death in Yosemite National Park.

This moving memoir tells how a mother, seeking to understand her sons passion and confronting deep questions of mortal life, learns to climb up from despair. She had always believed that to encourage her childrens freedom was the greatest gift she could give. But now that belief is shaken. Grasping for ground, struggling to accept his passing, she discovers a remarkable truth: love transcends time and space. You never really lose who you love.

The first anniversary of Chriss death is marked by Carols pilgrimage to Yosemite where, among perennial climbers and granite gods, she scatters his ashes and begins to release him.