Dan Seftick—Real Mountains: A Memoir

About the Book: 

Real Mountains tells the story of the weeklong search for Greg Seftick and Walker Kuhl, two friends missing in Grand Teton National Park, and the love for mountains and medicine that brought Greg west.

Author Dan Seftick shares his struggle to deal with the reality of his son’s death and the range of emotions he experienced during and after the search.

What’s left are the memories of a short but inspired thirty-one year life, the relentless grief that fills the hearts of all who knew Greg, and the desire to preserve and build a son’s legacy.

About the Author: 

Born, raised, and educated in Detroit, Michigan, Dan wasn’t meant for big city life. His move to rural Afton, Minnesota, set the stage for his sons' interest in even more remote settings and activities. Greg’s death in Grand Teton National Park solidified Dan's enthusiasm for the mountains and points west, where he feels closest to Greg. Dan continues to enjoy mountain hikes, gardening, reading, writing, and a variety of volunteer work. He is a retired engineer. Real Mountains is his first published work.