If I Live Until Morning: A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation (Paperback)
BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST-TRAVEL & ESSAYS CATEGORY (sponsored by the American Book Fest). --An inspiring memoir about a courageous woman's survival and recovery from an adventure-induced trauma- and the power of her dreams to overcome tragedy and live life to the fullest. --Her wild adventure turned into a nightmare. After skiing 200 miles through the wilderness along California's John Muir Trail, Jean faces death from a mountaineering accident on Mount Whitney. Broken and bleeding on the highest peak in the continental United States, she vows to realize her greatest dreams if she lives until morning. Her escape from the Sierra Nevada Mountains turns into an amazing five-day survival story. Jean's recovery is equally daunting. In this outdoor adventure memoir, her three-decade journey takes her from the depths of despair and chronic pain, to the heights of the Himalayas and on travels around the world. When the specter of Mount Whitney continues to shatter her life, Jean befriends Tibetan lamas. Their ancient wisdom guides her on a path beyond her wildest dreams.
About the Author
Jean Muenchrath's love for mountains began as a child in Colorado and has taken her on adventures throughout North and South America and Asia. She has been a park ranger with the National Park Service for over 30 years, led tours in Nepal and Thailand and worked in Bhutan with the World Wildlife Fund. Jean's inward journeys include spending two months a year in solitary retreat.