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I won’t suck it up, Buttercup

Warning: coarse language and strong emotion I’m enraged by Harvey Weinstein. I’m enraged that almost every woman I know has encountered a Harvey Weinstein in her life. I’m enraged that I can’t even write these words without my inner voice … Continue reading

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The Last Slumber Party

It just occurred to me (not always the sharpest tool kinda thing) that there is a connection between my present infatuation with my matriline and the fact that my mother passed away just eight months ago almost to the day. … Continue reading

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Family Karma

I feel very strongly that I am under the influence of things or questions which were left incomplete and unanswered by my parents and grandparents and more distant ancestors. It often seems as if there were an impersonal karma within … Continue reading

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My Granny, Myself

Finding the photo of my grandmother climbing in the Rockies in 1913 helped to answer a question that has always burned in my mind. As a girl from an ordinary, not terribly-athletic, middle class family, who grew up in Inuvik, … Continue reading

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Chasing Granny

Chasing Granny This is the working title of my next book. I have to ‘fess up that I borrowed it from a self-published book I saw in the gift shop of a tiny historical society when I was in the … Continue reading

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Cover release for End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood

I can finally share Random House’s cover for my book! The U.S. publisher will have their own cover, and I’ll share that when I can. This is starting to feel very, very real. April 2018 is the date! I believe … Continue reading

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Announcing my U.S. publisher! Counterpoint Press

Transatlantic Agency 22 mins · Jan Redford’s debut, END OF THE ROPE: Braving Mountains, Marriage and Motherhood, in the tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, set in the Rockies, in which a rash young climber bounces from mountain to mountain and … Continue reading

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Final final edit of End of the Rope is now finished! Fini! Fertig! Acabado! Finito! As in – I am so DONE :)

After approximately 10 years, I’m am finally finished my first book, End of the Rope: Finding My Way Through Mountains and Life. On International Women’s Day, I pressed SEND, and off it flew to my editor at Random House, Anne … Continue reading

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Deal News – End of the Rope: A Mountain Memoir

Deal News- End of the Rope by Jan Redford I’ve been neglecting my blog and failed to announce my biggest news yet. Could be a sign that I should renew my commitment to this website. My book, End of the … Continue reading

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A Summit of One’s Own: Women’s Mountaineering Writing

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web16a/a-summit-of-ones-own-panel-discussion This is the recording of the panel I was on with a great group of women at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in November, 2015. It opened up a conversation that could have gone on for hours. The feedback … Continue reading

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