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The inspiring story of Alyssa Azar, an ordinary girl from country Queensland who worked to ascend the world's highest peak.

'I believe that nothing is impossible if you dare to dream, plan and take action. I'm an ordinary girl who simply refused to give up on a dream, and that's all it takes to succeed in life.'

Alyssa Azar is unstoppable. When she was just eight years old, she walked the gruelling Kokoda Track, the youngest person in the world to do so. At 12 she climbed the 10 highest peaks in Australia. Two years later she touched the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Now, at the age of 19, she has reached the roof of the world: the summit of Mount Everest.

The Girl Who Climbed Everest is the inspiring story of how an ordinary girl from country Queensland worked towards ascending the world's highest peak. Through passion, determination and immense hard work, and despite being turned back twice - once by a deadly avalanche and the second time by a devastating earthquake that nearly claimed her life - Alyssa is the youngest Australian to have achieved this extraordinary feat. She shares the thrills and heartbreaking disappointments on the road to reaching her goal and explains how she finds the courage and motivation to keep going in the face of overwhelming danger and adversity. Above all, Alyssa's story shows us that we can achieve anything if we dare to dream big.

©2016 Sue Williams (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Great story but disappointed with the book

It’s an inspiring story and She sounds like an amazing girl, but I was so disappointed that the actual successful Everest summit was brushed over in the last 30 minutes of the book after being invested in the book for over 7 hours...no detail, no real feeling of the experience and it sounded like she could’ve been walking anywhere. I’ve heard elite SAS struggle with Everest but she seemed to breeze through a summit attempt like it was a hill stroll. Sometimes felt like the writing of the book was aimed at under 16’s.

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inspirational

totally inspirational, if there is one book that will drive you forward to achieve your goals, this is it.

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  • 22-07-17

Good listen

this is a good listen for anyone interested in what goes into extreme mountaineering like climbing everest. the book is mainly about how she prepared for the climb of everest and only briefly at the end actually describes the climb itself. that's the only thing i can criticize. you get so hyped up for her to finally summit mount everest, but then you only get a really quick summary of what she went through on the actual climb. i wish there would have been more detail about that particular part of her journey, as that is the main reason for the whole book.. the main thing she dedicated all of her young teen/adult life to.