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There is a myth: that travel and exploration are the privileged pastimes of youth. Adventure has an age restriction, and the extraordinary an expiry date. Vicky Jack’s inspiring tale of courage, perseverance and strong-headedness reveals the falsity behind this myth as she becomes the oldest British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
The Sky’s the Limit is the account of Vicky’s journey from the Munros of her native Scotland to the summit of the world’s highest peak. Her pilgrimage is full of trials as she battles through Antarctic storms, falls off Mt McKinley in Alaska, is shot at in Indonesia, and runs out of oxygen on Mt Everest; yet Vicky’s characteristic determination is never diluted as she strives towards her goal.
Anna Magnusson brilliantly captures Vicky’s sense of ambition, faithfully retelling this tale of inspiration, challenge and success. This story is both a reminder to all that it is never too late to chase a childhood ambition, and an encouragement to never give up on your dreams – no matter how out of reach they may seem.
About the Author
Anna Magnusson is a writer, broadcaster and radio producer. In 2006 she published The Quarriers Story, a history of Quarriers Homes, once the biggest orphanage in Scotland, and now a leading care charity. She also edited The Time of our Lives (Rannoch Press, 2011), a collection of memories of wartime schoolgirls evacuated from Glasgow to Auchterarder. Anna is an award-winning radio producer and broadcaster who has made documentaries all over the world.