By Pasaban Edurne
* the writer unearths the demons that drove her to severe actual accomplishments on the fee of significant anguish tale of event and private growth
* Pasaban is likely one of the most sensible high-altitude climbers on the planet today
On may possibly 17, 2010, a 37-year-old Spaniard named Edurne Pasaban turned the 1st lady to climb all fourteen peaks larger than 8,000 meters. This record-breaking accomplishment positioned the Basque girl on nationwide Geographic’s 2010 “Adventurers of the yr” checklist. the following 12 months, either The Alpinist and Outside magazines positioned her on their “Adventurers of the yr” lists, too.
Pasaban’s accomplishment didn't come with no controversy: one other girl, Korean climber Oh Eun-Sun, claimed to have accomplished the peaks a number of weeks previous. Later inquiries printed that Oh Eun-Sun had didn't summit Kangchenjunga in 2009 and her declare was once finally withdrawn, leaving Edurne because the transparent victor. yet how did she get there?
Published for the 1st time in English, Tilting at Mountains tells Edurne’s heartfelt and deeply own tale. She information not just how she got here to climb the 8,000-meter peaks——the aggressive nature of her Basque background performed a task, as did, admittedly, an curiosity in good-looking mountaineering guides——but additionally how her love for the mountains pulled her from a deep, soul-crushing melancholy. The e-book covers her climbs on all of the 8,000-meter peaks, a few of which have been nearly cakewalks whereas others have been climbed at nice fee, together with the lack of shut friends.
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