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Johanna Garton Shares The Inspiring Story Of Mountaineer Christine Boskoff

January 14, 2021 Johanna Garton
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Johanna Garton Shares The Inspiring Story Of Mountaineer Christine Boskoff
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Johanna Garton Shares The Inspiring Story Of Mountaineer Christine Boskoff
Jan 14, 2021
Johanna Garton

Writer Johanna Garton provides a gripping and powerful tribute to human endurance and one of the greatest unknown stories in mountaineering in her book, "Edge of The Map," a story of resiliency, seeking to find your passions, travel and adventure. 

Christine Boskoff, who disappeared while climbing in China in 2006, was the only American woman to summit  8,000 meter peaks.  She ran a mountain guiding company and lived her life in a world which was almost exclusively male and found herself under constant scrutiny. But she pursued her passion for climbing and a life in the mountains. 

The research and prepa­ra­tion to write the man­u­script was Johanna's mother's life and pas­sion until her health began to fail. Johanna explains how she was also cap­ti­vat­ed by Chris’s sto­ry and how important it was for her to fin­ish writing the story her mother had begun.

Johanna also shares her early experience as a journalist and how moving to Asia after college to travel opened a love of China.  She and her husband later adopted both of their children from China at the time Chinese adoption was just opening internationally.  Her first book, "Awakening East,"  covers the adoption of her children and their subsequent move to China, where they lived together for a year.




 

Show Notes

Writer Johanna Garton provides a gripping and powerful tribute to human endurance and one of the greatest unknown stories in mountaineering in her book, "Edge of The Map," a story of resiliency, seeking to find your passions, travel and adventure. 

Christine Boskoff, who disappeared while climbing in China in 2006, was the only American woman to summit  8,000 meter peaks.  She ran a mountain guiding company and lived her life in a world which was almost exclusively male and found herself under constant scrutiny. But she pursued her passion for climbing and a life in the mountains. 

The research and prepa­ra­tion to write the man­u­script was Johanna's mother's life and pas­sion until her health began to fail. Johanna explains how she was also cap­ti­vat­ed by Chris’s sto­ry and how important it was for her to fin­ish writing the story her mother had begun.

Johanna also shares her early experience as a journalist and how moving to Asia after college to travel opened a love of China.  She and her husband later adopted both of their children from China at the time Chinese adoption was just opening internationally.  Her first book, "Awakening East,"  covers the adoption of her children and their subsequent move to China, where they lived together for a year.