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eBook Beyond The Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest download ISBN: 0316907685
Author: Stacy Allison
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company (1994)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1270 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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The first American woman to reach the summit of Everest recounts her ascent, describing the grueling training she endured. On September 29, 1988, Allison became the first American woman to stand at the peak of Mt. Everest

The first American woman to reach the summit of Everest recounts her ascent, describing the grueling training she endured. Everest. But her training began decades earlier, when she tried rock climbing in Utah's Zion National Park (& I learned electrified me'') and was instantly hooked. Here, with the help of Carlin (Brave New Bride, 1992 paperback), she grippingly describes her subsequent apprenticeship for Everest, with arduous steppingstones in Yosemite, Mt. McKinley, Pik Kommuninizma in Russia, and Ama Dablan in the Himalayas.

Stacy Allison, Peter Ames Carlin.

BEYOND THE LIMITS-A Woman's Triumph On Everest recounts the story of Stacy Allison's climb of Mount Everest to become the first American woman to reach the summit. Stacy's skill in mountaineering was attained through experience on the highest peaks of North America, Russia, and the Himalayan peaks of K2 and Ama Dablam. After suffering a first attempt failure on Mount Everest, Stacy assumed she would not have another opportunity to climb the mountain. Stacy Allison, Peter Ames Carlin.

Stacy's first book, Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest, is a triumphant story of her adventures

Stacy's first book, Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest, is a triumphant story of her adventures.

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Home Stacy Allison Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest. Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest. 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. her self esteem soars.

Beyond The Limits, A Woman's Triumph on Everest. Stacy Allison became the first American woman to successfully climb Mount Everest

Beyond The Limits, A Woman's Triumph on Everest. Beyond The Limits, A Woman's Triumph on Everest. Stacy Allison with Peter Carlin. Stacy Allison became the first American woman to successfully climb Mount Everest. Her success in 1988 was more than a premiere mountaineering accomplishment it marked a turning point in her personal life.

Stacy Allison was the first American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, in 1988. Stacy Allison began climbing while a student at Oregon State University. She attempted her first major climb at age 21 on Mount Huntington. Her climbing partner broke his ax only 200 feet from the top, and they were forced to turn around. She continued climbing, and in 1988 became the first American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Stacy Allison was the first American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, in. . She is the co-author with Peter Ames Carlin of "Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest" and the author of "Many Mountains to Climb: Reflections on Competence, Courage, and Commitment. List of 20th-century summiters of Mount Everest.

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Comments: (7)
Wiliniett
This is an easy reading account of Stacy Allison's quest to climb Mount Everest, and in doing so, becoming the the first American woman to successfully summit.

The book chronicles her introduction to mountain climbing, as well as her own personal demons. When going into some of the personal details of her life outside of mountain climbing, the book stalls, as the tawdry details are not particularly noteworthy, nor interesting to anyone except, perhaps, Stacy. While she may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, however, she sure is one of the pluckiest.

When it moves on to the mountaineering aspects of her life, there are enough interesting details to delight any climbing enthusiast. The descriptions of the two Everest expeditions with which she was involved, including the one in which she reached the summit, are intriguing enough to thrill any Everest junkie.

The traveling, the mountaineering elite with whom she was in contact, the sherpas, and the day to day business of being on an expedition, are all vividly described, providing an engrossing chronicle of her experiences.Written in a breezy, conversational tone, this book is sure to delight many readers.
Silverbrew
This is an easy reading account of Stacy Allison's quest to climb Mount Everest, and in doing so, becoming the the first American woman to successfully summit.
The book chronicles her introduction to mountain climbing, as well as her own personal demons. When going into some of the personal details of her life outside of mountain climbing, the book stalls, as the tawdry details are not particularly noteworthy, nor interesting to anyone except, perhaps, Stacy. While she may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, however, she sure is one of the pluckiest.
When it moves on to the mountaineering aspects of her life, there are enough interesting details to delight any climbing enthusiast. The descriptions of the two Everest expeditions with which she was involved, including the one in which she reached the summit, are intriguing enough to thrill any Everest junkie.
The traveling, the mountaineering elite with whom she was in contact, the sherpas, and the day to day business of being on an expedition, are all vividly described, providing an engrossing chronicle of her experiences.Written in a breezy, conversational tone, this book is sure to delight many readers.
Onaxan
Great
Naril
I liked that Stacey went right into her experience with the climb, then added more personal touches with flashbacks.
Visonima
I was happy to find this book at an affordable price and it was in very good condition just as described.
Andronrad
I try to avoid this platitude, but I could hardly put this book down. Among the many Mt. Everest tomes I have read this one is truly remarkable. This is an honest account of a monumental achievement in the face of enormous emotional, cultural and physical barriers. This exceptional person with an exceptional dream somehow found the ambition, skill and opportunity to achieve what no other American woman had done. She walked alone onto the highest summit in the world. But not without facing failures in the process. To simply say it took courage and ambition is an understatement. Yet, in her words, the summit itself was ephemeral and gone in an instant. It is apparent that in the end what is important to Stacy Allison is the pleasure of living and experiencing. Climbing is just her means of doing that. Her message is, "Look beyond the ordinary. There is always something more."
I highly recommend this book. It is a great story and well written by Stacy Allison and Peter Carlin.
Bort
A minority of mountaineering books are written by or about women (understandable, they comprising a minority of mountaineers).
This is well worth readin, though unlikely to appeal to those not already interested practioners - armchair or otherwise - of scaling great heights in incredibly uncomfortable conditions.
One aspect I was really interested in was Allison's no-holds barred depiction of some of the peccadilloes of those she is/was closest to. I think of Scott Fischer - the gungho boys-own daredevil with whom she had an unsuccessful attempt on Everest and with whom she worked. It provides rather an interesting insight into the character of someone who died in the infamous 1996 storms on Everest so vividly depicted in many books, most notably, Jon Krakeur's Into Thin Air.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but from Allison's portrayal, it's almost a case of "No wonder!"
Here is a very well written book that provides you with excellent understanding of the climbs, and the climbers. Allison and Carlin are able to create with words scenes and situations, and the complex nature of both the climbs and the people who are drawn to climbing. When appropriate Allison provides brief explanations of equipment, traditions, and protocols; these help non-climbers know the little details that climbers take for granted,but because they are so concise and specific, climbers won't object. The material about her abusive husband does not detract from the narrative because it is so connected to her climbing life and need to climb. The only thing missing were more photographs and better photographs. Allison and Carlin know how to tell a tale that keeps you fully engrossed. Does anyone know if she ever got to climb K2?