Gayle’s Gable

Fourteen year old Peak Marcello has just climbed his sixth skyscraper (illegally) and is busted for criminal trespass, vandalism, and reckless endangerment. To avoid serving time in the Juvenile Detention Center, Peak agrees to leave his New York home and live with his biological father in Thailand. His father, Joshua Woods, a famous climber in his own right, has his own expedition company there. Woods, however, is not headed for Thailand, but for Tibet, Mount Everest, and the climb of Peak’s life—if he can make it. Roland Smith’s Peak packs up adventure, humor, and great information on the sport of climbing and on Everest itself. Strap on your crampons and come along.