Illustrated in color and black-and-white with over 65 photographs, many of them rare. For ages 8 to adult. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
School Library Journal: "Deem superbly weaves diverse geographical settings, time periods, and climate issues into a readable work that reveals the increasing interdisciplinary dimensions of the sciences."
"On the morning of September 18, 1991, while on vacation in northern Italy, Erika and Helmut Simon decided to climb the Similaun, a 12,000-foot-high mountain near the Austrian border. They had scaled the peak once before, in 1981, but this time the journey would be much more challenging...."