After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes to Myanmar, a country that has been in the grips of a brutal military regime for more than fifty years, to visit Alessia. When he’s invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, Peak can’t pass up the opportunity. But getting to the mountain will involve a four-week trek through tropical rainforests rife with hazards—from venomous reptiles and leeches to corrupt police and military. In the end, summiting Hkakabo Razi may be the easiest thing Peak does.

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  • Olivia Hill

    I loved the Peak book! It actually inspired me to train and climb Mt. Everest myself in 2015- thanks for writing the book.

  • Mason

    Hello Mr. Roland,

    Peak has been one of my all-time favorite pieces of literature that I hold very close to my heart. I read this novel in the 5th grade and ever since it has inspired me to become an avid backpacker and mountain climber. I was wondering if there have been any attempts at a motion picture interpretation?


  • Jonathan Kessler

    I loved this book so much. It is my favorite book in the whole series. Thank you for writing this book.