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SOLO: What running across mountains taught me about life

Jenny Tough

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What running across six continents taught me about life

'I had a big cry - then I kept going'

Growing up in the Canadian Rockies, the mountains have always been home for Jenny Tough. Travelling the world, she's always discovered commonalities with mountains - and mountain people. Her major project is to run solo and unsupported across a mountain range on every continent where indigenous mountain people live isolated from the outside, urban world. Running solo and unsupported comes with obvious logistical as well as physical challenges, but running is also a common language - all people around the world do it - and it has always helped build connections across barriers of language and nationality.

SOLO is the account of one woman's mission to run solo and unsupported across mountain ranges on six continents - overcoming obstacles, conquering fears and finding the joy in achieving her goals absolutely alone.

CHAPTERS INCLUDE:
Too Close to the Edge - details of my 25 day run across Kyrgyzstan
Running Sucks - a history of my bumpy start into running
I Don't Believe it Myself - achieving my goal to run across Kyrgyzstan and returning home to adjust to the new me
Running Home - my 930km journey across the Canadian Rockies

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