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Before she turned 7, Alex Herr climbed New Hampshire’s 48 highest peaks with her mother, Patricia Ellis Herr. The elder Herr’s book “Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure” (Broadway) is a testament to the power of a “can do” attitude. She is frank about the mistakes she made as a novice hiker; over time, she learns to err on the side of caution.