October 24, 2016, 6:00pm - October 24, 2016, 7:00pm
Garry will be at the bookstore for what is sure to be an amazing discussion about his book, CHASING SUMMITS: IN PURSUIT OF HIGH PLACES AND AN UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE and signing copies.
Garry Harrington hardly recognizes himself in photos any more. Staring down his fortieth birthday, he no longer looks like the collegiate athlete who once loved hiking and running. His dream job as a sports writer no longer holds the same thrill. As his marriage crumbles, he comes to the uncomfortable realization that something has to change before he loses himself entirely…
On the trails of New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock, he begins to feel it. Every heart-pounding slog up gets easier; every break on the summit feels freer, until he racks up 1,000 ascents. As he tackles harder trails in more distant locales, he sheds the life he thought he wanted in pursuit of something more. His journey takes him from the familiar peaks of his native New England to the foreign and famous—from the Rockies, to the high peaks of Mexico to Tajumulco Volcano, the highest point in Central America, continuing ever-onwards and upwards to the summit he’d dreamt of climbing since childhood—the Matterhorn.
Harrington is in rarified company, completing not only the High Points in the continental U.S. but also one of a handful to have summited all 66 of the accepted 14,000-footers in the Lower 48 Garry Harrington is a peakbagger, ultramarathonner, freelance sportswriter, and film promoter. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Kansas City Star, and more. A New Hampshire native, Garry lives wherever his adventures take him.