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Título: Just for the Love of It : The First Woman to...
Editorial: Gallo Manor, South Africa: Free to Decide Publishing
Año de publicación: 1999
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: 1st Edition...
A nice, fine copy in a near fine to fine, mylar protected DJ. 1st edition; Slight trace of wear to DJ and DJ edges, In 1999 Cathy O'Dowd, a mountaineer from South Africa, became the first woman in history to climb Mt. Everest from both sides. She shares her adventures and the thrills and dangers of climbing in this book. Illustrated with full page color and B&W photographs. Tall 8vo., 320 pages. 0.0 0.0 0.0. N° de ref. de la librería 19204
Sinopsis: At 8am on 29 May 1996, Cathy O'Dowd, a 30-year-old mountaineer from South Africa, stepped onto the summit of Everest and into history. She had become the first woman to climb the highest mountain in the world from both its south (Edmund Hillary) and north (George Mallory) sides. To achieve this, Cathy has had to face the ultimate risks of Everest. During her first ascent from the south in 1996, she and her team were trapped in the killer storm described in Jon Krakauer's best seller Into Thin Air. They finally reached the summit, only to have the thrill of success snatched away when a team member disappeared on the descent. In 1998 Cathy, attempting the north side of Everest, stopped only a few hundred meters from the summit to try and help a dying American climber. The woman's first words were 'don't leave me'. Yet Cathy eventually had to leave her to save her own life. She made both of these climbs with Ian Woodall (b. 1956) who led the first ascent during which they met and fell in love. They married in 2001. Now Cathy has captured the drama of her Everest climbs, her passion for the challenge of climbing mountains and her love for wild places in this story of her four attempts on the mountain. Cathy tries to answer the question of why, if climbing Everest can be so dangerous, people still want to do it. Featuring a new chapter exclusive to this electronic edition, Cathy shares the previously untold story of her fourth Everest expedition, an attempt to climb a new route on the seldom visited and very risky east face of Everest. Storms, avalanches and crevasses all contributed to an expedition fraught with difficulty. This is a book of challenge, of adventure, of love and life and death. This is Everest, the world's highest mountain, climbed 'just for the love of it'.
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