How do you make adventurous dreams come true? The engaging and surprising answer is at the heart of WhiteOut a book written by three extraordinary women who have in common their love for climbing and water in all its forms: from the ice crystals on mountain peaks to the agitated darkness of the marine abyss.
By the end of their intertwined stories, unfolding from Chamonix to Cyprus, it will have become clear and uplifting the journeys of soul searching are just as challenging as exploring the unknown. WhiteOut – the Mountaineering term used to describe a potentially-fatal complete loss of orientation -, represents precisely those challenges in all their forms.
Lola is confined to a wheelchair after an icefall she was climbing, ruptured and crushed her 40m to the ground. Dot is a petite Pole, forever engaged in holding her own in a field dominated by men; she is one of a handful of alpha women commercial divers in the world, on welding duty on North Sea oil platforms, to lengthy gigs shooting big Hollywood underwater movies. And Anna is the only woman world champion athlete and mountain guide at the Italian foot of Mont Blanc, member of prestigious Courmayeur Mountain Guide Society.
WhiteOut is how they became friends to dream about exploring the world and themselves. WhiteOut is standing up for one another, before competing against each other. WhiteOut, with a collection of enthralling photos of the protagonists in their special environments -, is a wonderful book of human endeavour, for all those seeking courage, audacity and hope, to overcome huge difficulty with a little help from their friends.