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An improbable climb of a remote peak ties together U.S. politics, the environmental movement, and the power of family bonds.

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Why would an aging band manager, a young mountaineer, and a candidate for governor climb a little known, remote peak deep in the Canadian Yukon? To find the answer, you need to go back 50 years. Return to Mt. Kennedy documents the unlikely first ascent in 1965 by Senator Robert Kennedy and mountaineer Jim Whittaker of the peak named for Kennedy’s brother. The experience created a bond between them, the effects of which reverberate for generations.