'I squinted as I let my eyes glide on the ridge in front of me, the growling crevasses, the smooth domes leaping to the blue walls of the serac, the curve of the rocky face towards the hidden snow of the summit. There were tears in my eyes. It must have been the wind.'
It was at the foot of Victoria's majestic Mount Arapiles that Brigitte Muir first conceived the dream to climb the highest mountain on each continent. It was a dream she fell slave to for nine years, and a dream that endured illness, hardship and heartache.
In 1997 Brigitte Muir became the first Australian woman to climb Everest and the first Australian to climb the Seven Summits. From the sweltering heights of Africa to Antarctica's walls of ice, her journeys have taken her not only to the highest places on earth but deep into her own soul.
This is Brigitte's personal story of her Seven Summits quest. It is an inspiring account of her dream and how she made it come true. Adventurer, lover, survivor and now writer, she emerges as a warm and spirited woman intent on living life to the full.