WALTER GLOVER’S NEW MOUNTAIN BOOK OUT
AS EVEREST AND ELBRUS CLIMBS COMMENCE IN
NEPAL AND RUSSIA; ENJOY CLIMB SEASON IN
COMFORT OF HOME – PAIR BOOK WITH BEVERAGE,
OR IN BACKYARD TENT WITH FREEZE DRIED FOOD
As the climbing season opens at Mount Everest in Nepal and Mount Elbrus in Russia, senior citizen and chaplain Walter Glover’s new mountaineering book on his Russian and Australian climbing expeditions hits web and storefront bookstores. While news and social media provide current updates from freezing, faraway elevated places, you—in comfort with a beverage—may read what an ordinary flatland Hoosier accomplished in those dangerous environments. Through his climbing adventures, Walter raised $135,000 to mitigate youth obesity at his southern Indiana St. Vincent Hospital ministries.
The pages of Mount Elbrus and Mount Kosciuszko are filled with mountaineering adventures, peril, woes, and triumph. Unexpectedly, Glover and his colleague and rookie climbing partner Lori Walton also encountered political danger and strife when departing Russia. Explosions and martial law spilled into their lives from the ravaged neighboring Crimean district, preventing departure from their mountain village as scheduled. Violence, bribery, and extortion played into their exit home to America.
In his popular Book I, Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro, Glover shared his story with the warmth of a real person—a late bloomer called to high adventure who would fund clinical programs and inspiration for overweight youth. As a seminary theology graduate and certified grief counselor, Glover intertwines his spiritual journey with the physical and emotional challenges of an activity few flatlanders (let alone open heart surgery patients or senior citizens) aspire to. He writes about the Seven Summits and trekking most of Spain’s 500 miles on El Camino with refreshing doses of self-deprecating humor.
Book II of the Seven Mountain Story—Mount Elbrus and Mount Kosciuszko—chronicles Glover’s successful climbs on his third and fourth mountains making up the Seven Summits. Book I was about climbs on the world’s best known mountains, Everest and Kilimanjaro.
Both books are available at:
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and in Columbus at Viewpoint Books.
For Amazon orders click: http://dld.bz/climbing
Book II becomes available 22 April 2017.
The 2017 climbing season takes this 69 year-old to South America and the majestic multi-colored peak, Rainbow Mountain, Peru, SA (Google it ☺)! Glover continues to raise money to help kids—this expedition benefits Foundation for Youth in his home community of Columbus, Indiana (wwwfoundationforyouth.com for information and donations, and to follow the climb blog). All gifts to FFY are used to scholarship kids into FFY programs. When not on expedition, Walter, a certified grief counselor, provides bereavement support to three groups in Columbus including bereft parents. He has spoken widely and his message is considered inspirational, humorous, and contoured with touches of spirituality all within a Seven Summits plus Camino context – firstname.lastname@example.org.