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TO THE GREATEST HEIGHTS: FACING DANGER, FINDING HUMILITY, AND CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN OF TRUTH Vanessa O'Brien 2021 1st ed New Hardcover Multiple copies available
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NY, 2021, 1st edition. 360 pp, color photos. New hardcover with a Dust Jacket.

Vanessa O'Brien is one of those new breed of mountaineers who had never climbed before age thirty.  But life changes caused her to start climbing high mountains, and she has recorded an amazing record.

She first trekked to Mount Everest base camp and reached the summits of five of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks (Shishapangma, Everest, Cho Oyu, Manaslu, and K2), including summiting two eight thousanders back-to-back just 8 days apart (Shishapangma and Cho Oyu).

On June 12, 2020, O'Brien became the first woman to reach Earth's highest and lowest points, receiving a Guinness World Record. She became the first American woman to climb K2 and the first British woman to climb K2 (as a result of her dual nationality) on 28 July 2017, successfully leading a team of 12 members to the summit and back on her third attempt.

Along the way she also climbed the Seven Summits, both lists.

She also climbed many peaks in South America, reached both poles, plus many other adventurers that mere mortals simply dream about. 

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