A Light Through the Cracks: A Climber's Story

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5.5 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Beth Rodden has been climbing for thirty years, and she hopes to be climbing for thirty more. She lives with her family in California. For more information, visit bethrodden.com.


"Offering glimpses into Rodden's exhilarating climbing culture, emotional vulnerabilities, marital turmoil, and steely personal discipline, which continues to ensure her survival. A dramatic account of an international ordeal that nearly upended the career of a fearless young rock climber." --Kirkus Reviews

"In this breathtaking memoir, Beth seamlessly weaves together her stories as an all-time athlete, kidnapping survivor, partner, and mother. She brings the reader into her inner world as she learns to let go of fear and expectations in order to find her true strength--not just the strength of her body, which set records and made her a legend of the climbing community, but the strength of her very heart and soul." --Sanni McCandless Honnold, cofounder of Outwild, life coach, and mother

"Beth's ability to be truly humble and wildly inspiring is totally unique. To read such a raw, honest, and vulnerable insight into Beth's journey is a gift." --Shauna Coxsey, Olympian, world champion, and mother

"An exciting journey from climbing legend Beth Rodden, whose historical career has been an inspiration for decades of rock climbers. This memoir is more than just an inside view of a climber's adventurous life; it lays bare her battle against the traumatic kidnap she endured during a big-wall expedition and finding her way back to a life without constant fear. A riveting portrait of the dedication it takes to be a record-setting climber and the ultimate need to find balance, love, and healing in her life. This is an intense, exciting, and touching read!" --Babsi Zangerl, widely regarded as the best all-around female climber of this generation