Creative Non Fiction

Something As Big As A Mountain, PRISM International, 50.3, 2012.

This piece was runner up for PRISM International’s Creative Non Fiction Prize in 2012.

It is about my experience mountaineering near Mount Tsar in a remote part of the Rockies north of Golden, BC. I undertook this trip without fully understanding how difficult it would be or why I was doing it. So often, the things we are driven to do, the things we cannot quite explain, the things our mothers will never understand, reveal their meaning to us in their own time.