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GOING UP IS EASY: THE FIRST WOMAN TO ASCEND EVEREST WITHOUT OXYGEN Lydia Bradey 2015 Softcover Very Good
By Bradey, Lydia with Laurence Fearnley
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UK, Penguin, 2015. 272 pp, color photos, index. Used trade softcover. Very Good reading copy with damp stain.

In 1988, Lydia Bradey became the first woman to climb Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. She made the ascent alone and to date she is the only New Zealander to have made an oxygen-free ascent. Her climb was a truly remarkable achievement but also an internationally controversial one. Going Up Is Easy details for the first time the events surrounding Bradey's historic feat, as well as her many hair-raising expeditions through Alaska, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, India, China, Europe, and New Zealand. In the spirit of John Krakauer's Into Thin Air or Joe Simpson's Touching the Void, this book celebrates a life lived on the edge. Through her stories, we encounter a woman propelled by curiosity and passion to become one of the greatest female high-altitude adventurers of recent times. Co-written with acclaimed novelist Laurence Fearnley, a long-time friend of Bradey, and stunningly illustrated throughout, Going Up Is Easy is a life story by turns dramatic, tender, funny, frank and inspiring.

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