By Michael Hodgson

She stepped right into a loss of life region. The climbers on Alaska's Mt. McKinley known as her "the woman." Ruth Anne Kocour, a world-class mountaineer, wasn't afflicted. It was once a part of the problem she confronted as she joined an all-male crew to overcome North America's maximum peak...the mountain the Indians known as Denali, or God.

Faced the intense. yet 9 days into this ascent, a forty-fifth birthday current to herself, the main violent climate on checklist slammed into the mountain. Ruth Anne and her staff will be trapped on an ice shelf at 14,000 ft for the deadliest weeks in Denali heritage. Pinned down through blinding snows, not able to assist different groups loss of life round her, and her personal toes freezing good, Ruth Anne tells of a wind sit back of minus one hundred fifty levels, lethal hidden crevasses, and being trapped in a spot so violent and unforgiving that it threatened to push her over the sting and right into a position of no go back. And but, in prose as crystalline because the ice round her, she tells, too, of attractiveness, braveness, and the spirit that drives actual mountaineers better, as she dangers all to head for the summit...and might be, for a transcendent second, contact heaven.

And lived to inform approximately it ... in Facing the Extreme.

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