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Sky's The Limit, The [Hardcover]

Vicky Jack , Anna Magnusson


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Book Description

July 22 2008
At 8.15 am on 16 May 2004, Vicky Jack stood on top of the world. After seven amazing years, she had fulfilled her ambition to climb the Seven Summits - the highest mountains in each of the seven continents - the culmination of which came when she reached the top of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. In doing so, she became, at the age of fifty-one, the oldest British woman to climb Everest and the first Scotswoman to complete the Seven Summits."The Sky's the Limit" is Vicky's story. Her desire to climb came from childhood walks and holidays in Argyll but it wasn't until she was in her thirties that she began tackling the Munros. Having climbed them all, she set her sights on the Seven Summits. She's fallen off Mount McKinley in Alaska, she nearly died in a blizzard in Antarctica, she was chased by armed security men in Indonesia and, in the face of atrocious weather conditions, had to abandon her first attempt on Everest. Despite all this, Vicky wouldn't call herself a mountaineer - she would say she is just a hillwalker.And, during her years of climbing all over the world, Vicky has also successfully pursued a high-level career. This book is the story of an ordinary woman who pushed herself to extraordinary heights.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Interlink (July 22 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845021711
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845021719
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 16.5 x 24.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,992,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Vicky Jack was in her forties before she began her record-breaking climbs of the Seven Summits in seven years. At the same time she pursued her career as an executive director in both private and public sector organisations. She is also a motivational speaker. Anna Magnuson is a writer, broadcaster and author. She has been a radio producer with the BBC since 1988 and has made radio documentaries all over the world.

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Amazon.com: 3.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sky's The Limit Aug. 9 2012
By arizonahikergirl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Read this amazing story and be awed by her fortitude, fearlessness and drive to accomplish her goals. An inspiring read!
1.0 out of 5 stars A one dimensional book April 12 2008
By Mad about mountains - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
As an avid reader of climbing books I jumped into this book with anticipation. Sounded good but what a disappointment. At the end of the book you are none the wiser about the personality and the motivations of Vicky Jack. The character portrayed is one dimensional and cardboard like - surely there is more to this climber than what is protrayed?

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