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Climbing the Seven Volcanoes: A Search for Strength
  

Climbing the Seven Volcanoes: A Search for Strength (Hardback)

By Cairns, Sophie

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    15 Apr 20

Everything changed for Sophie Cairns when she was thirty and a party-loving journalist in China. Her father died so suddenly that she arrived at his bedside two hours too late. In her grief, she defied her chronic asthma and climbed the world's seven highest volcanoes to raise fu...nds for charity in his memory. This is a story of redemption through mountain climbing, from Papua New Guinea to Russia by way of Antarctica. As an amateur climber the author does not gloss over her limitations and (sometimes hilarious) mistakes. She encounters the snobbery of the professional climbing world. 'I was smothered in a purple goose down onesie as thick as a duvet. Under the plush expedition suit, I wore two pairs of climbing pants, a soft shell jacket, a fleece top, a pair of inner gloves, a pair of outer gloves, and plastic boots. Not to mention thermal underwear. My plastic climbing boots barely closed around my ankles, which were adorned with three layers of socks.' Only to be told by those lounging around in T-shirts and shorts: 'You don't need to wear your Antarctica clothes yet. Everyone changes on the plane.' She suffers altitude sickness - so much more dangerous for an asthmatic - but she makes it. Sophie somehow finally said goodbye to her father in that enormous ring of fire.
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ISBN 9781398100329
Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Format Hardback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Apr 2020

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ISBN-13 9781398100329
Stock Release date is 15 April 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Apr 2020
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Imprint Amberley Publishing
Released 15 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cairns, Sophie
Category Biography & Autobiography
Climbing & Mountaineering
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade

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