The Mountains Are Floating recounts the events before and during a trek within the Mount Everest region of the Himalayas. It is a story about an everyday person not letting an ambition slip away. It is a story of mental and physical fitness that is tested under trying circumstances. It also illustrates how positive team spirit can help through difficult times, ultimately contributing to extremes of enjoyment and personal satisfaction. It is a real story containing observations, tips, and impressions of what such a trek at altitude can entail. Above all else though, it's a story publshed with the hope that it will inspire others who would not normally consider themselves adventurous.