Sixteen-year-old Rudi Matt is obsessed with climbing Mt. Citadel, the site of his father's death. Without his mother knowing, Rudi goes climbing at every opportunity. When he has a chance to reach the summit of Citadel, he must choose between continuing or turning back to help a friend. Novel by James Ramsey Ullman. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key. 62 pages.