Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest

Allison, Stacy, Carlin, Peter

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Synopsis: Stacy Allison stood on the summit of Mount Everest in 1998the first American woman ever to reach the highest point on Earth. Beyond the Limits is the fascinating and inspiring account of how she built strength and skill to join the remarkable community of elite mountain climbers.

In the face of interpersonal conflicts, grueling training, extreme physical demands, and the constant threat of deathand with the personal challenge of leaving an abusive marriageshe achieved her goal. She has not just survived; she has prevailed in her world. Now she shares with the reader how she found the courage and supported her commitment to do this.

From the Publisher: The true story of how America's premier female mountain climber harnessed her inner strength to conquer not only Mt. Everest, but her own personal crisis.

For every three climbers who attempt to reach the elusive summit of Mt. Everest, one dies trying. But in 1988 Stacy Allison became the first American woman ever to climb the world's highest peak, having triumphed over not just the mountain--a treacherous and overwhelmingly male domain--but over a devastating home life filled with domestic abuse. With each step, she got closer not just to the summit, but to throwing off the ropes that held her in a marriage dangerous to both her physical and mental well-being.

Allison's thrilling account of how she called upon the same strength and courage that took her to the top of the world to finally leave her abusive husband is a dramatic testimony to her never-say-die spirit. The power of her vision, and her quest to achieve her dreams and free herself from a life of despair, are an inspiration of the highest kind.

"Men climb mountains because they're there.' Allison...did it to see if she could measure up. And as she scales peak after peak...her self esteem soars. Braving the Himalayan death zone, the most violent blizzard in forty years, avalanches, white-outs, and being lost at 26,000 feet, Allison...conquers her own life as she conquers Everest."--Jan Goodwin, author of Caught in the Crossfire

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