Monday, October 14, 2013

Author and ice-climber Isabel Suppé will speak at the Augusta Library

Most of us have bad days, but few have days quite as bad those Isabel Suppé experienced. While ice-climbing in the Bolivian Andes, she fell 1100 feet. Despite being badly injured, she spent two days and nights dragging herself to safety.

Her book, Starry Night, describes her ordeal as well as her inspiration to not only survive, but to return to climbing. She explained that it's a story about "the desire that drives us to climb and write." Starry Night was nominated for the Boardman Tasker Prize, and the original Spanish version was nominated for Desnivel Award for Literature in Spain.

Suppé will be speaking at the Augusta Public Library on Wednesday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m. Her talk is free and open to the public.

For more information about her presentation, please e-mail the library at or call (715) 286-2070.

Interviews and information about Suppé can be found at the following links:

National Geographic Radio Interview

ESPN interview

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