Book Awards

Gold Medal: Benjamin Franklin Book Award: Best New Voice in Nonfiction

Bronze Medal: Foreword Reviews' Book of the Year Award: Adventure

Winner: New York Book Festival: Memoir

Winner: National Indie Excellence Book Award: Adventure and Memoir

Bronze Medal: Independent Publishers Association Book Award: Sports

Winner: The Eric Hoffer Award for Independent Books: Memoir

Winner: Shelf Unbound Best Independently Published Book

Finalist: Eric Hoffer Grand Prize and First Horizon Book Awards

Finalist: USA Best Book Awards: Narrative: Non-Fiction and Best New Non-Fiction

Other Recognition

Top 100 Seller List in Mountaineering Books for Amazon: December 2016

Summer 2016 Indie List for Reading Groups

Top Ten: #3 After the Wind: Tragedy on Everest: One Survivor's Story, Lou Kasischke

Kirkus Reviews

Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

Starred Review

Book of the Month Selection (September, 2014)

Nominee for the 2014 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction

BlueInk Reviews: Starred Review

Jean Pavillard, Internationally Certified (IFMGA), mountain guide

Recognition as " preparation for Everest ascent."

Pacific Northwest Independent Bestseller List - November 29, 2015 2015 Summer Reading Choice