"Dangling Without a Rope is not just a collection of stories. It is the map of the very-unique journey of self-discovery and growth that Barbara Belmont has taken through life. …it's not all about risk taking and adrenaline highs, but about learning to be self-aware and growing and changing as a human being… This set this book above some of the other books of its type for me… the stories in Dangling Without a Rope are interesting, exciting, and well-told, with a good balance of action and introspection.
~ Khadijah Lacina
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"Don't pick this book up unless you're ready to settle in with a cracking good read, because you won't be able to put it down, and when it ends, you'll want more. What sets Bobbe Belmont's story apart from other adventure narratives is that she's honest about her mistakes, and she learns as she goes. Here's a woman who played hard and paid for it, a woman who when faced by the greatest of all challenges, the loneliness and grinding daily fatigue of a debilitating chronic illness, rose above it by living well and mindfully, fearless in her determination to continue to love this world and each day in it."
~ Susan J. Tweit, author of Walking Nature Home, A Life's Journey
“A story of the heartbreaking courage of one woman’s extraordinary life, an amazing adventure and spiritual journey, strong and evocative.”
~ Billy Hayes, author of Midnight Express
“Barbara Belmont tells the exciting story of her adventures in remote and dangerous places from the Alps and Himalayas to the American Rockies and towering volcanoes in Bali. True grit and courage are the hallmarks of her journeys in some of the wildest places on the planet. A real page-turner.”
~ John Lankford, author of All the World is
Wild and Strange, Stories Ironic and Ambiguous
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