A decision made in a jail cell sets off a compelling journey of self-discovery. A life of drug addiction and crime, forged from a childhood of neglect and abuse, is left behind and a new world opens up—a world of frozen adventure.
Margo Talbot, author of the inspiring memoir All that Glitters, (Sono Nis Press, 2011) reads at the Nelson Public Library on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.
From the depths of suicidal depression to the pristine challenge of Arctic and Antarctic landscapes, world-renowned ice climber Talbot’s heartbreaking, unflinchingly honest account takes us on her decades-long downward spiral and ultimately to the discovery of the mountains and wild places in which she finds healing.
“The only thing I had to hold onto that was captivating, that I was passionate about, was the sport of ice climbing,” said Talbot.
Climbing frozen waterfalls turned out to be Talbot’s climb to reach a life some have called enviable.
Now living in Winlaw, Talbot has competed in a number of ice climbing competitions, is a sponsored athlete with Outdoor Research, and works as a guide for an enterprise called Chicks with Picks.
She also runs The Glitter Girls, an adventure guiding company for women. Talbot has been a speaker at events in Canada, Australia, and the US.
Talbot’s author tour is sponsored by the Nelson Library in co-operation with the Kootenay Library Federation. For more information please call 352-6333.