Beyond the Limits: Woman’s Triumph On Everest by Stacy Allinson with Peter Carlin lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Little, Brown & Co., 1994, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: At 29,028 feet, Mount Everest is the worlds highest, most challenging mountain, looming in our imagination as a monument to the impossible; for every three climbers who reach its elusive summit, one dies trying. But for one moment in 1988, Stacy Allison stood alone on this mythic peak the only spot on earth where she couldnt climb any higher. At that moment, Allison became the first American woman ever to reach the summit of Everest.
Stacy Allison is Americas premier female climber, a woman of many triumphs, both on the mountain and off. Beyond the Limits is the tale of her journey upward. It is a thrilling account about breaking through the barriers of a traditional male domain, and a moving personal story about the struggle out of the trap of domestic violence of how she summoned the same spirit and courage that brought her to the top of the world to finally walk out of her abusive marriage. It is, ultimately, her testimony to the power of a vision and a purpose in the midst of despair and uncertainty.
In Beyond the Limits, Stacy Allison provides a rare close-up of the elite mountain-climbing world: the idiosyncratic, dedicated individuals who make up the international climbing community; the political and strategic manoeuvring before and during an expedition,- the gruelling training and single-minded ambition; and the constant danger and pressing threat of death. Stacy describes how life feels at 29,028 feet, when cells dont regenerate and the body literally begins to waste away; what she thinks about while clinging to the side of a granite face by her fingers or when an avalanche comes crashing down on top of her; what it’s like to look death in the face but refuse to give up.
Beyond the limits is a suspenseful, triumphant adventure story, a spirited tribute to the determination of one woman, and an uplifting primer for anyone who has ever faced a mountain physical or metaphorical and reached for its summit.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Dark Green Spine Strip with Light Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 282 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
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