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Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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July 08th 2013:The Adventures of Tom and Atticus: A Journey of Discovery

Many dream of undertaking a quest into nature, but few actually pursue this idea. Middle-aged, overweight and acrophobic, newspaperman Tom Ryan and his miniature schnauzer, Atticus M. Finch, were an unlikely pair of mountaineers, but, as a tribute to a friend who died of cancer, they began a journey of endurance and self-discovery together. Tom followed his dog up the highest peaks of New Hampshire’s White Mountains in the icy dead of winter, and they went on to attempt the 48 peaks of the White Mountains twice in one winter while raising money for charity. Since the publication of the book F

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Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of Following Atticus: Forty-eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship. Before that he was the founder and publisher of The Undertoad newspaper and went on to write the popular "Hiking with Tom & Atticus" column. During the winter of 2006-2007 Ryan and his dog Atticus M. Finch climbed 81 4,000-foot peaks while raising money for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The next winter, the duo climbed 66 4,000-foot peaks while raising thousands of dollars for Angell Animal Medical Center. Because of their efforts Ryan and Finch were inducted into the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Hall
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