Episode 008: Matt Landry - Author (Forward, Upward, Onward)

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In this episode I interview Matt Landry, author of the new book 'Forward, Upward, Onward'.  He shares about his experiences with his hiking challenge of 48 peaks in New Hampshire of 4000 feet within a year.

What is your climbing/hiking experience?   
I can say that I've hiked fairly extensively in the Southwest, and parts of Colorado, though (anlong with the 48 highest mountains in NH). I've also been hiking in one form or another for over 35 years.

What inspired you to write this book?  It was the personal challenge of trying to convey the feeling of both accomplishing a major goal, by taking you along with the steps involved with it (both good and bad), and the lessons I learned along the way. The lessons don't come at the end, they happen during the journey.

When/how did you get started in hiking?  
I had a mountain local to me, and I used to climb it often as a kid. I've always loved the outdoors. Hiking over 35 years

What is your favorite place to hike?  My favorite place is still in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It's not just the logistics of the location (it's a very driveable place for me), it's probably one of the most beautiful places I've ever encountered in the United States.

Next place or mountain you would like to hike?  Yosemite is pretty high on that bucket list, along with some Alaska peaks.

Favorite quote:  “You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.” - Jim Whittaker

Fun fact:  I wrote my first book last year at the age of 49.

 

Newest book:  Forward, Upward, Onwardhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B0789LCC6H

First book: Learning to Be Human Again - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y1SWBJH

Personal Webpage:  http://www.mattlandry.com