Everest Grand Circle: A Climbing and Skiing Adventure through Nepal and Tibet

 
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Set a world record making a first ascent in winter in the Himalaya, climb and ski over 5 passes about 22,000 feet high, wander off the only map and get truly lost in Tibet before the time of GPS, live in caves for days without food, get lost again in Nepal looking for civilization, on this eduro expedition of 4 months at high altitude on the Everest Grand Circle expedition. This expedition book is written by the lone female on the expedition in tandem with the other co-leader, Ned Gillette. This enlightens the reader about both male and female points of view as the voices alternate throughout the book, sometimes describing the same event, quite differently. Find out who makes it all the way around Everest, in the first ever, record setting expedition, and who does not!

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Author of 14 books for children including Vanishing Cultures Series, Parent's Choice Award, CBC Notable Children's Books in Social Studies, American Book Sellers "Pick of the List" Author of 2 books for adults: Everest Grand Circle, and Mother and Child, Inner Traditions Publishing Member of expeditions to: China, Tibet, Nepal, New Zealand, Australia, Lapland, Amazon Basin, Canadian Arctic, Mongolia, Sahara. Held the women's High altitude skiing record for women, sponsored by National Geographic. One of America's best known and articulate spoke's person on mountaineering: appearances on ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's Today, National Public Radio, New York Times, Merv Griffen, Hour Magazine, three adventure films. Wildreness photographer/writer/lecturer for : Nationa Geographic, Vogue, Esquire, New York Times, various ski and outdoor magazines, photo exhibit at New York's Asia Society, and United Nations Lectures: IBM, National Geographic, The North Face, Sierra Club, Explorers Club, American Alpine Club, Young Presidents Organization, Nike, Goldwin, National Association for Teachers of English, Central and Eastern European Schools Association, Colleges, Universities, High Schools, Elementary Schools, International Schools around the world 2009-1994 books: Mother and Child, Tuti's Play, Living in an Igloo, Leo and the Butterflies, Celebrate! CYCLE OF RICE, CYCLE OF LIFE while raising 2 boys in Vermont 1993-1986: Solo over the Himalaya, Sahara, Amazon Basin, etc. to live with Tuareg, Tibetans, Samiis, Abriginals, Yanomama, Inuit and Mongols researching ancient cultures. 1985 Beyond the Summit Expedition: Flew hot air balloon over Mount Everest, 28,000 feet, setting an altitude record, creating award winning film as a result, FLIGHT OF THE WIND HORSE 1985 Moroccan Adventure: Climbed, and skied Toubkal, 14,000, highest in North Africa on cross country skis, skied sand dunes in Sahara Competitions: U.S. Biathlon Team 1983, 1984, Mountain Man Triathlon Champion 1983, 84, 85 1981-1982 Everest Grand Circle: First circumnavigation of Everest, climbing and skiing between 17,000 and 24,000 feet. Ascent of Pumori, first winter season climb. 1980 American Friendship Expedition: Climb and ski descent of 25,000 foot Muztagata, Sinkiang China, setting world ski record for women. 1979 Southern Cross Expedition: Crossing New Zealand Alps using cross country gear in the high alpine terrain 1978 B.A. University of Vermont

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In 1980, Gillette led an American climbing expedition to China; Reynolds was a member of his team. When the Chinese Mountaineering Association later also granted permission for a "ski trek" in Tibet, Gillette expanded his travel plans; he would encircle Mt. Everest in two phasesNepal in the winter, Tibet in the spring. The expedition, limited to four, would trek, climb and ski for more than 300 miles at altitudes above 17,000 feet. Gillette and Reynolds give alternating accounts of their adventure; it is a remarkable story of physical and mental endurance. In Nepal, they first climbed Pumoni (23,442 ft.) then crossed three remote high passes; they ran short of food, lost their way and eventually arrived in the Arun Valley. In Tibet, they met a British expedition en route to climb Everest (an expedition that would end in tragedy), and in both countries they crossed the trails of earlier mountaineers. A tale of tension and drama, this is a book to appeal to all who like an element of danger in their adventures. Photos. November
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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