The Family that Conquered Everest
Climbing Mount Everest is considered one of humanity’s greatest feats of physical, mental, and emotional endurance. The exciting expedition to the top of the world’s highest peak is a journey filled with unparalleled challenges and some of the toughest conditions imaginable.
Alan Mallory and his family took on the challenge and became the first family of four to set foot on the summit. It was a two-month journey filled with emotion, loyalty, boldness, adventure, and many scares. The experiences the team encountered during the expedition were as incredible as they were terrifying. From staggering across ladders spanning seemingly bottomless crevasses and fighting the many altitude-related sicknesses to climbing through a blizzard in the dead of night and two of them almost losing their lives, every segment of the climb was an exhilarating challenge.
Alan’s mother was climbing along with the rest of the team at the onset but unfortunately had a fall above Base Camp and tore her Achilles tendon, resulting in her having to abandon her climb and return to civilization for medical attention and recovery.
The book is much more than an exciting adventure, though. It is also very inspirational from the standpoint of family success and family togetherness. Throughout the book, Alan explores and explains the many family adventures and dynamics that prepared them to take on such a challenge together.
The underlying messages throughout the book are about personal development and finding the spark within each of us that drives us to do the things we do. By controlling our focus and concentrating on the things we are most passionate about, we are capable of accomplishing great things. It is our own reservations and limiting beliefs about ourselves that hold us back. If we can overcome these self-imposed limitations, there is nothing that we cannot overcome.
The book is available at Rocky Mountain Books, Chapters, Coles, Indigo, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and many independent bookstores. To arrange for a book personally signed by Alan or by the entire Mallory family, send Alan an email at [email protected].
One of the best chronicles on climbing Everest I’ve ever read. Whatever your life’s goals may be, The Family That Conquered Everest is a story of courage and inspiration for anyone who wants to see their dreams come true.
CHAY Today Morning Host
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire read. At times, I felt like I was with them on this incredible test of physical and emotional preservation. The personal sidebars by the family members made it so real. Everyone can benefit from the numerous life lessons demonstrated in this book.
Review from Chapters.com
Amazing Story. This book was thoroughly enjoyable. The Mallory Family is a true testament to success and making a dream a reality. What an inspiration!
Review from Chapters.com
I just finished your book. It was gripping, exhilarating, and inspiring from beginning to end.