Above the Mountain’s Shadow
This option is available for professors interested in adopting this textbook for use in a course. Students can purchase textbooks here: store.cognella.com.
This option is available for professors interested in adopting this textbook for use in a course. Your request may be delayed while we validate your status.
Growing up in Iran after the Islamic Revolution, Sara Safari enjoyed very few personal freedoms and little rights under the law, living an existence marked by oppression and limitations. In response to her childhood experiences, Sara was motivated to empower marginalized women everywhere—and what better way to show young girls that they can do anything than to stand on top of the world?
In Above the Mountain’s Shadow, Sara, along with her co-author and fellow humanitarian Jeffrey Kottler, recount the exhilarating tale of Sara’s climb to the top of Mount Everest, a journey fraught with obstacles and life-threatening peril. From having never climbed a mountain in her life to ascending Everest during a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, Sara’s journey is as thrilling as it is inspirational.
Read Sara Safari's interview with National Geographic to learn the real reason she climbs, what she's learned from her failures, and how she tackles sexism on the mountain.