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"Having faced death head on, we wanted no regrets. It was time to go". In 2005 Rob and Jo Gambi became the first married couple to achieve the ultimate adventurer's ambition when they climbed the 'Seven Summits' (the highest mountains on all seven continents) and skied to both the North and South Poles together in record time. Rob is also the first Australian and Jo the first female to achieve this feat. What makes their story even more remarkable is that they achieved all this while Rob was in remission from his second bout of cancer. In spite of setbacks and facing death high in the Himalayas, they persevered and fulfilled their dreams (while unwittingly setting a string of records). Jo's inspiring book is not just an enthralling account of mountaineering and polar achievements; it is a powerful and emotional story of love and survival against the odds.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780749950835
ISBN-10: 0749950838
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Portrait
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jo Gambi

Jo Gambi was already an experienced mountaineer when she met and married Rob, an Australian who had never climbed before. Together they completed the climb of the seven highest mountains in each continent in record time - and achieved the grand slam of skiing to the North Pole in 2005. Rob is now in remission from stomach cancer. They are currently living in West London.

Books By Author Jo Gambi

Holding on by Jo Gambi

Holding on

Paperback, July 2007