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Another Step Up the Mountain

Dianette Wells

A True Story of Triumph Over Adversity and the Loss of a Child

In this gripping memoir, learn the true story of how mountaineering and extreme sports enthusiast Dianette Wells endures the devastating loss of her son and learns to balance motherhood with a life of extreme adventure.

Climbing over adversity. In her groundbreaking memoir, Another Step Up the Mountain, Dianette tells of her unique experiences climbing the Seven Summits, participating in adventure races (including four Eco-Challenges and ultra marathons around the world), as she raised three wonderful children. Trying to survive a tumultuous marriage, Dianette felt empty and unhappy. However, everything changed when she discovered adventure racing. Full of beautiful and uplifting moments, Dianette's story will inspire you to discover the meaning of joy in your own healing journey.

Grief recovery and restoration with every step of the way. In 2015, Dianette lost her son Johnny to a wingsuiting accident, driving her to withdraw into severe depression. However, with the support of those around her, Dianette's desire to compete in endurance sports and her love of mountain climbing helped her find an inner strength to begin healing. As she had in the past, she faced adversity and found her inner power by embracing her devotion to sports and family. Full of beautiful and uplifting moments, Dianette's story will inspire you to rediscover what joy means to you and how we must cherish our intrinsic abilities.

Inside discover how Dianette:

  • Discovers inner strength amidst adversity
  • Balances motherhood while participating in extreme sports
  • Finds resilience through mountaineering and ultra marathons
  • Lives with tragic loss with unwavering determination

If you liked books such as No Summit Out of Sight; Climbing High; Into Thin Air; or Mother, Nature, you'll love Another Step Up the Mountain.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Mango
  • Publish Date: May 7th, 2024
  • Pages: 198
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 6.00in - 9.00in - 0.62in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781684815425
  • Categories: Extreme SportsDeath, Grief, BereavementMemoirs

About the Author

Wells, Dianette: -

Dianette Wells is an elite member of the fewer than four hundred individuals who have climbed each of the Seven Summits, including: Kilimanjaro, Vinson, Elbrus, Denali, Everest, Aconcagua, and Carstensz Pyramid. She has participated in four Eco-Challenges, raced one hundred fifty plus miles across various desserts, biked across America and adventure raced around the globe.

She is the proud mother of three and continues to climb and race and just finished her 20th home remodel. She lives in Park City, Utah.

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Praise for this book

"Get ready for a journey of keen awareness of the opposites in life that often reside in the same space: being fragile yet strong, fearful but unafraid, broken yet healing, lost while discovering self. Filled with stories of adventure that helped one woman navigate heartbreaking loss, Another Step Up the Mountain teaches us how fragile life is, yet is a shining example of how fearlessly living life on the edge connects us with the world and our inner selves and, ultimately, leads to healing."

--Marshall Ulrich, adventurer and bestselling author of Running on Empty and Both Feet on the Ground

"What a ride! In Another Step Up the Mountain, Dianette takes you to the top of the world and the depths of the soul as she reminds us every day is training day for the challenges, sorrow, boundless joy, and intense beauty that true adventure and the search for meaning and purpose bring. Biting wit and gallows humor combined with compassion and heart--Dianette and her story will help get you up and down any mountain."

--Kelly Chapman Meyer, founder of OneSun Farms

"Adventure racing and climbing Everest gave me a real appreciation for Dianette's mental tenacity and physical endurance. Another Step Up the Mountain is her personal spiritual journey that she willingly shares with us.

Climbing the highest mountain in Antarctica with Johnny Strange, when he was twelve, and bumping into him at the North Pole years later gives me a unique perspective on him. We spoke of passion and risk, and how he wanted to live his life as fully as possible. With their shared 'Life Wish' ever present, Another Step Up the Mountain is truly a love story."

--Vern Tejas, mountain guide

"Dianette's immense passion for extreme adventure racing and mountaineering is only matched by her love of family. Her book takes us through the difficult challenges she has faced. Through all these experiences she has traveled her path with dignity and grace."

--Todd Burleson, founder/owner of Alpine Ascents International

"No one I know has the courage to explore the world and the limits of herself. A must read!"

--Gerald W. Abrams, executive producer

"I really loved the book--so impressive! I am humbled. Another Step Up the Mountain beautifully illustrates the resilience with which Dianette approached each challenge in her life."

--Mary Gadams, founder of RacingThePlanet

"Dianette's life is rife with summits and valleys, and completing this book is a testament to living her truth--Another Step Up the Mountain."

--Laureen Nolan Sills, founder of Malibu Special Education Foundation

"Dianette is a force of nature. Whether she's climbing the highest mountains or tackling the massive challenge of writing a book, she tells her story of triumph and tragedy with style and courage. What a fantastic achievement."

--John Watkin, Emmy-winning producer/director

"Dianette Wells is truly magical. I've seen her in action as a wonderful mother and friend. We can all learn from her tenacity, humanity, and endurance."

--Tara Sutphen, world-renowned hypnotherapist, psychic, author, and radio host