When her first book, Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, was released last month, the mayor’s wife realized a lifelong dream. But will Denver’s first lady ever be able to step out from her husband’s shadow?
It’s been more than four decades since Tom Hornbein tackled the previously unclimbed west ridge of Mt. Everest and made mountaineering history. Here, the Estes Park resident, scientific adviser for CU’s Altitude Research Center, and retired physician ruminates on his love of mountains, the perils of high altitude, and the night he bivouacked at 28,000 feet on Everest.