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Finding elevation : fear and courage on the world's most dangerous mountain / Lisa Thompson.

Thompson, Lisa, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 THO (Text) 33500013738117 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781954854673
  • ISBN: 1954854676
  • Physical Description: 244 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Seattle : Girl Friday Books, [2023]

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"Defiance had provoked Thompson to enter the male-dominated world of high-altitude mountaineering, but defiance could only take her so far. After a harrowing battle with cancer, Lisa realized she needed to understand what motivated her to take greater and greater risks in the mountains. Finding Elevation chronicles Thompson's path from novice climber to world-class mountaineer, as she becomes the second American woman to summit K2, which is considered by many to be the most dangerous mountain in the world. More than a climbing memoir, Finding Elevation is a deeply personal examination of motivation and the human spirit. It is a story of what can happen when we finally stop letting others define our limits and instead trust that we are capable of more. In this inspiring book, Thompson reaches beyond the mountain to tell a story of heartbreak, resilience, and the discovery that we are responsible for defining our own boundaries, finding our own happiness, and facing our fears head-on."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Thompson, Lisa > Biography.
Cancer > Patients > Biography.
Mountaineering > Psychological aspects > Biography.
Mountaineers > Biography.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Case studies.
K2 (Pakistan : Mountain) > Biography.
Illinois > Biography.

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