A fast-paced and engaging story that takes the reader on a remarkable family journey from the flatlands of suburbia to the top of the world.
Climbing Mount Everest is one of humanity’s greatest feats of physical, emotional and psychological endurance. In 2008 Alan Mallory and his family took on the challenge and became the first family of four to set foot on the summit of the world’s highest peak. It was a two-month journey filled with emotion, loyalty, adventure and terror. From staggering across ladders spanning seemingly bottomless crevasses and fighting exhausting bouts of altitude-related sickness to climbing through a blizzard in the dead of night and almost losing two family members’ lives, every segment of the climb was an exhilarating and unforgettable challenge.
This particular expedition is a fantastic example of the importance of strong family values and maintaining a deep level of trust between team members. The story highlights many of the background experiences and adventures that prepared the Mallorys to take on such a challenge, and explores the key traits that are essential for a safe and successful outcome to any team endeavour.
|Publisher:||Rocky Mountain Books|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||24 MB|
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About the Author
Alan Mallory was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario. He graduated from Queen’s University as a mechanical engineer and has worked in many different areas of the world developing custom machinery and resolving engineering and constructability problems. Alan is also an international speaker and professional development trainer, focusing on leadership excellence and the associated professional development skills. In his free time, Alan loves to travel and explore new places. As an avid adventurer and outdoor enthusiast, he tries to live life to the absolute fullest.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have just finished reading your book and I loved it! I could not put the book down it was so fascinating. The courage and determination that it took for all of you to achieve such an accomplishment simply blew my mind! I felt I was right there with you and was amazed at the strength and ability of you and your family not just physically but mentally. Thank you so much for writing the book, it has been a great inspiration to me and has made me look at challenges in a new light.