I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
One of the more affecting memoirs is the one just published by Jan Redford, End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood. Ms. Redford recounts her life in and around climbing mountains, about family, her life, being a mom and finding her identity. The reader also gets a good sense of the climbing community. Jan was one of the few women part of this lifestyle. Jan Redford’s writing has been published in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Mountain Life, Explore, and anthologies. She has won and been shortlisted in several writing contests. She is a graduate of the Writer’s Studio at SFU, and holds a master’s in creative writing from UBC. This new book is published by Random House. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, from Squamish, British Columbia, Jan Redford; Ms. Redford, good morning.