All That Glitters: A Climber's Journey Through Addiction and Depression

All That Glitters: A Climber's Journey Through Addiction and Depression

by Margo Talbot


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World-renowned ice climber Margo Talbot shares her compelling story of healing and self-discovery amid the frozen landscapes of the planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771604338
Publisher: Heritage Group Distribution
Publication date: 09/04/2020
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 450,030
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Margo Talbot is a climber and speaker who works with youth-at-risk and addictions programs, as well as individuals and organizations looking to enhance their mental fitness through a focus on vitality and resilience. A professional athlete, she teaches ice-climbing clinics all over North America. Her work has taken her from the Arctic to Antarctica, guiding clients on expeditions to the South Pole and Antarctica’s tallest peak, Mount Vinson. She is the creator of “The Vitality Spectrum,” an essential tool for both recovery and optimal mental health as outlined in her 2013 TEDx talk “Climbing Out of Addiction and Depression.” Learn more about Margo at She lives in Canmore, Alberta.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael Kennedy ix

Preface to the New Edition xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Prologue: The Stage xv

Chapter 1 Echo Madness 1

Chapter 2 Wild Fire 13

Chapter 3 Blessed Rage 27

Chapter 4 Slipstream 37

Chapter 5 Mexican Overdrive 51

Chapter 6 Reality Bath 61

Chapter 7 Curtain Call 73

Chapter 8 Acid Howl 93

Chapter 9 Shades of Beauty 103

Chapter 10 Dancing with Chaos 109

Chapter 11 East of Eden 111

Chapter 12 Racing with Shadows 131

Chapter 13 Fearful Symmetry 137

Chapter 14 Riptide 145

Chapter 15 Weeping Pillar 153

Chapter 16 Blue Angel 159

Chapter 17 Polar Circus 169

Epilogue: Arctic Dream 181

Afterword to the New Edition 185

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