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Feb. 25, 2021
Jim Davidson
Non-fiction: Memoir
On April 25, 2015, Jim Davidson was climbing Mount Everest when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake released avalanches all around him and his team, destroying their only escape route and trapping them at nearly 20,000 feet. It was the largest earthquake in Nepal in eighty- one years and killed nearly 8,900 people. That day also became the deadliest in the history of Everest, with eighteen people losing their lives on the mountain.

After spending two unsettling days stranded on Everest, Davidson's team was rescued by helicopter. The experience left him shaken, and despite his thirty-three years of climbing and serving as an expedition leader, he wasn’t sure that he would ever go back. But in the face of risk and uncertainty, he returned in 2017 and finally achieved his dream of reaching the summit.

Suspenseful and engrossing, The Next Everest portrays the experience of living through the biggest disaster to ever hit the mountain. Davidson's background in geology and environmental science makes him uniquely qualified to explain why the seismic threats lurking beneath Nepal are even greater today. But this story is not only about “conquering” the world’s highest peak. Instead, it reveals how embracing change, challenge, and uncertainty prepares anyone to face their next “Everest” in life. See book trailer here: https://youtu.be/BCe2VitI_K4
Rights available:
Film/TV Scripted/unscripted (extensive photos and video available from author) - - - Contact Sharlene Martin for galley.
Rights sold:
World publishing rights to St. Martin's Press.
Other Information:
JIM DAVIDSON is an accomplished high-altitude climber, photographer, motivational speaker, and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Ledge. Along with his teammates, he has been commended twice by the U.S. National Park Service for volunteering on risky and remote mountain rescues. He has inspired audiences across the U.S. and overseas through his professional business, Speaking of Adventure. Davidson has two adventurous children and lives in Colorado with his very tolerant wife. Book trailer here: https://youtu.be/BCe2VitI_K4

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