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To the Summit

Getting out of a wheelchair and to the Himalayas



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Very personal and Inspiring. A great story of overcoming all odds to achieve a life long dream.


A beautifully told and moving story about physical, mental and spiritual wellness, the restorative power of the natural environment, and the journey towards freedom through mountaineering.' – Laurence Fearnley, author of The Hut Builder.

‘A frank, insightful and compelling account of climbing with multiple sclerosis. Nick's writing is eloquent; his drive is inspiring. This is a remarkable book.’ – Jan Arnold, New Zealand Everest climber, mother and doctor. This is the inspirational story of climber Nick Allen, who went from outdoorsman to wheelchair-bound with multiple sclerosis to back to the life in the mountains he loves through sheer determination and grit. This book follows Nick's first faltering steps back into the back country and his decision to set up a trust so other MS sufferers can have outdoor experiences. And it follows his most astounding adventure yet: trekking to base camp at Everest, and – at considerable risk to his health – conquering the Himalayan peak, Imja Tse.

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Nick Allen is a passionate tramper and climber. Diagnosed with multiplesclerosis at the age of 25, Nick thought his climbing dreams were over. Withthe help of rehabilitation specialists, Nick has been able to get back outdoors,climbing and tramping. Nick is also passionate about helping others and hasset up a scholarship fund, administered by Multiple Sclerosis NZ, to help otherswith MS overcome the obstacles that prevent them from getting outdoors. Helives in Palmerston North.

Release date NZ
September 16th, 2016
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New Zealand
Massey University Press
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