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JUST FOR THE LOVE OF IT: THE FIRST WOMAN TO CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST FROM BOTH SIDES 1999 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Cathy O'Dowd
By O'Dowd, Cathy
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South Africa, 1999, 1st edition. 320 pp, lavishly illustrated with color and b/w photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

SIGNED by Cathy O'Dowd


O'Dowd climbed Everest from the south in 1996 as part of the South African team, and then from the north in 1999. 

At 8 am on 29 May 1999 Cathy O'Dowd, a 30-year-old mountaineer from South Africa, stepped onto the summit of Everest and into history. She had become the first woman to climb the highest mountain in the world from both its south (Edmund Hillary) and north (George Mallory) sides. To achieve this, Cathy had to face the ultimate risks of Everest. During her first ascent from the south in 1996, she and her team were trapped in the killer storm described in Jon Krakauer's 'Into Thin Air'. They were the closest of any team to those stranded and dying in the storm. In the aftermath of the storm they retreated to base camp. While other teams were packing up to leave they chose to try again. They finally reached the summit, only to have the thrill of success snatched away when a team member disappeared on the descent.
 
In 1998, Cathy, attempting the north side of Everest, stopped only a few hundred metres from the summit to try and help a dying American climber. The woman's first words were 'don't leave me'. Yet Cathy eventually had to leave her to save her own life. Now Cathy has captured the drama of her Everest climbs, her passion for the challenge of climbing mountains and her love for wild places in this story of her three attempts on the mountain. Cathy tries to answer the question of why, if climbing Everest can be so dangerous, people still want to do it. She shares with the reader all the joys of her journey, a journey as much about self-discovery as about mountain climbing. This is a book of challenge, of adventure, of love and life and death. This is Everest, the world's highest mountain, climbed 'just for the love of it'.

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