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No Magic Helicopter
     

No Magic Helicopter

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by Carol Masheter
 

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When the bottom fell out of Carol Masheter's life at age 50, she took up high altitude mountaineering to cope with grief and anger. She was an unlikely climber. Afraid of heights, she also struggled with anxiety and depression. Little did she know that mountaineering would lead her to climb Mount Everest when she was 61, an age when many people want to retire and

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When the bottom fell out of Carol Masheter's life at age 50, she took up high altitude mountaineering to cope with grief and anger. She was an unlikely climber. Afraid of heights, she also struggled with anxiety and depression. Little did she know that mountaineering would lead her to climb Mount Everest when she was 61, an age when many people want to retire and relax. "No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon's Climb of Mount Everest" chronicles Dr. Masheter's preparation for the climb of a lifetime, her struggle to the summit, and the blind descent that threatened her life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593306984
Publisher:
Aventine Press
Publication date:
12/14/2010
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
0.48(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

Carol Masheter, known as the SilverFox to her friends, has been a research chemist, a university professor in the social sciences, and an epidemiologist in public health. Dr. Masheter has summited four of the Seven Summits: Mount Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, and Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as Cho Oyu and a dozen peaks in South America. When not mountaineering, Dr. Masheter lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, and engages in numerous outdoor activities with friends. She also enjoys yoga, meditation, the arts, talking with interested groups about her mountaineering experiences. She supports a foster daughter in India.

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