ROARING MOUNTAIN The Compelling True Story of Tragedy, Faith and Miracles
by Shirley Gray
Three years after my son, Gary Gray, was killed by an avalanche while climbing Mount Shuksan in the North Cascades, he was still buried under tons of ice and snow. I was told his body might never be recovered and I should perhaps consider him forever a part of the mountain. It was the beginning of a journey unlike any I had taken before. For the next few years I traveled through devastating grief and tortuous self-doubt while unsuccessfully searching for reasons why my son’s life was taken by the very planet he was trying save. Was it his destiny or fate? Or was it just plain old bad luck? I had to try to find out.
After three years of being in limbo and soul-searching, and just when I thought he would remain in his icy sarcopyhagus forever, the mountain was ready to give him up. His body was recovered under extraordinary, miraculous circumstances and the stunning sequence of events that followed was to change forever the way I think and believe. Gary loved nature and the wilderness with all his heart. He was an adventurer who experienced life to the full and a mountain climber who was passionate about environmental issues. But the book is not only about the man, but also about the amazing, inexplicable events that surrounded his death and recovery. It’s about passion and miracles and love. My wish is that this true account of a series of extraordinary experiences will give inspiration and comfort to many bereaved parents, in the belief that their child is not lost, but lives on in another world.
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