Rising: Becoming The First North American Woman On Everest

Rising: Becoming The First North American Woman On Everest

Autor : Sharon Wood
Geschlecht : Bücher, Sport & Fitness, Wandern & Bergsteigen,
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Rising: Becoming The First North American Woman On Everest

Pressestimmen Rising, by climber and guide Sharon Wood, captures a major breakthrough for women in high-stakes mountaineering. Her exploration not only of the climb itself but also of relationships, her passion for the mountains, and her own uncertainties make Rising an inspiring read for anyone pursuing their own sense of place on this lumpy planet.--Tom Hornbein, author of Everest: The West RidgeMore than a superb, nail-biting account of her ascent of Mount Everest, Rising is Sharon Wood's deeply personal reflection on loyalty, gratitude and the unbreakable bonds formed on the mountain.--Bernadette McDonald, award-winning author of Art of FreedomWood strives to answer tough questions--about risk, reward, and her motivation to climb mountains--with vulnerability and integrity.... Wood's fiercely honest prose is finest when she's narrating interactions between herself and her teammates on the mountain.... Wood innately understands that these intimate details provide the truest account of expedition life.--Jayme Moye 'Outside 'Rising is a most welcome addition to the swaths of mountain literature about Himalayan exploration and exploits on Everest. Emotional, poetic and heartfelt, Rising proves that not only is Wood skilled when summiting peaks, her words on the page shine with integrity proving she is a force to be reckoned with as she sets a new bar for literature in conveying the truth of the mountaineering world.--Joanna Croston, Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival DirectorWood's Rising is a top-tier memoir. Her every sentence is precisely constructed, but with sureness and competence and never stiff or forced, just as her every foot and hand placement had to be on her solo climb of Tocllaraju in the Peruvian Andes via the steep, technical West Face.--Rocky Mountain OutlookWritten lyrically about the harsh natural environment and with unflinching candor about personal growth, Rising illustrates how social connections and support systems--essentially relationships of all kinds--can have lingering effects and shape the path to success.--BrocheAroe Fabian 'Shelf Awareness ' Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Sharon Wood is an internationally certified alpine guide and was recognized with the 'Mountaineer of the Year Award' in 1987 by the American Alpine Club. She is a writer, business owner, and sought-after professional speaker. Her writing has appeared in The Vancouver Magazine and in Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour. Sharon lives in Canmore, Alberta, where she continues to teach and guide in the Canadian Rockies. Visit her online at SharonWood.net