- Paperback: 182 pages
- Publisher: Sastrugi Press (3 November 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1944986197
- ISBN-13: 978-1944986193
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
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Lost at Windy Corner: Lessons from Denali on Goals and Risks Paperback – Import, 3 Nov 2017
About the Author
International speaker Aaron Linsdau is the second American to have skied solo from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, setting the world record for surviving the longest solo expedition to the pole. He is an Eagle Scout, is a National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout, holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in computational science. Aaron wrote Antarctic Tears and the Total Eclipse Guide series. This set of books focuses on the August 21, 2017 total eclipse across America. Each book is specific to a state or location. Aaron is an international motivational speaker, polar explorer, the author of Antarctic Tears and an award-winning photographer. Book Aaron for your next speaking engagement or keynote address. He speaks about grit, courage, attitude, perseverance, and resilience.
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Lost at Windy Corner is a book just like that, and I loved it! It's always a pleasure to read along as an adventure unfolds, and Aarron Linsdau did an amazing job putting his experiences down on paper. In Lost at Windy Corner Aarron takes you along with him as he takes on Denali, the highest North American mountain. We are taken through several challenges and along the way some extremely interesting facts and information is poured out throughout the book, which I love! There are a few small pictures throughout the book, which give you an insight to what it was like along the way, but the way Aarron describes the entire adventure is very descriptive , full of details and gives you a great picture in your mind of what he went through along the way. Can you imagine waking up and trying to fix breakfast in -10F ? Or better yet breaking camp even to move on to the next location? Some of the things they went through were mind-blowing! It takes a great deal of focus and determination to deal with a trek through some of the harshest weather as, It's not just physically challenging but mentally fierce on oneself. Not many people would end up thinking a climb up a mountain would teach you things, but it does, in more ways than one and Aarron certainly does a wonderful job sharing the lessons learned along the way.
Even though we're not climbing a mountain along side him, we can learn from his discovers and put faith behind the messages he gives which we can apply in our own lives. One of my favorite ones from the book are -
" Having Gratitude for an experience is what keeps the attitude positive, even when things didn't work out as planned"
There are many others which make this book a real treasure to read. You aren't just along for the adventure , but a fellow student as he learns to challenge himself, look at things a little differently and keep pushing on. Lost as Windy Corner is a great book , I really enjoyed reading how far Aarron took himself both up the mountain as well as through his own personal growth. He's got an amazing spirit and a good perspective as he explores uncertainty along his journey, which he shares wonderfully.
We meet our adventurer in Alaska travelling to the base camp. As he ascends and travels you feel his pain and his fear of failing, the anguish of what people will think of him. You can also imagine the beautiful sights and sounds he is experiencing. Enjoy the camaraderie between the climbers he meets at various camps and the trust they have in each other relaying the important information on weather conditions and weak spots in the ice, it's paramount to them to not only reach the top but keep themselves safe.
The true beauty is it is the old story of one man's conquest to conquer Mother Nature in its purest and harshest form. Who will win? You must read this book to find out and if you enjoy travel and adventure, along with a real experience, this is the book for you.
I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
When you read how this author actually went SOLO to climb Denali (formally called Mt. Everest)--you can only marvel at his stamina. Luckily he had the sense to not make it to the top--it was too dangerous at the time. You will also notice that he helped and was helped by other climbers along the way. After each chapter is an inspirational quote which can be applied in many ways in your daily lives!