The Family that Conquered Everest

By (author): Alan Mallory
ISBN 9781771601306
Softcover | Publication Date: June 21, 2016
Book Dimensions: 6 in x 9 in
308 Pages
$25.00 CAD

About the Book

A fast-paced and engaging story that takes the reader on a remarkable family journey from the flatlands of suburbia to the top of the world.

Climbing Mount Everest is one of humanity’s greatest feats of physical, emotional and psychological endurance. In 2008 Alan Mallory and his family took on the challenge and became the first family of four to set foot on the summit of the world’s highest peak. It was a two-month journey filled with emotion, loyalty, adventure and terror. From staggering across ladders spanning seemingly bottomless crevasses and fighting exhausting bouts of altitude-related sickness to climbing through a blizzard in the dead of night and almost losing two family members’ lives, every segment of the climb was an exhilarating and unforgettable challenge.

This particular expedition is a fantastic example of the importance of strong family values and maintaining a deep level of trust between team members. The story highlights many of the background experiences and adventures that prepared the Mallorys to take on such a challenge, and explores the key traits that are essential for a safe and successful outcome to any team endeavour.

About the Author(s)

Alan Mallory was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario. He graduated from Queen’s University as a mechanical engineer and has worked in many different areas of the world developing custom machinery and resolving engineering and constructability problems. Alan is also an international speaker and professional development trainer, focusing on leadership excellence and the associated professional development skills. In his free time, Alan loves to travel and explore new places. As an avid adventurer and outdoor enthusiast, he tries to live life to the absolute fullest.