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Jean Muenchrath

Amazon Best-selling Author

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BOOK REVIEWS

Best Book Awards Finalist, 2018

Travel & Essays Category

(sponsored by the American Fest)

Reader's Favorite Book Reviews, 5-stars

"This is a story of courage—the author’s drive to survive, to heal, to manifest a new reality.

If you are looking for an inspiring story, then this is it!"

Backpacker Radio

"An incredible, beautiful story."

Story Circle Book ReviewsEditor's Pick, 5-stars, Sept. 2018

(Reviewing books by, for and about women)
"This is an inspiring book, and well written.

Highly recommended for all who love mountains, nature—and life"

Pinehurst Living Magazine (NC),

Editor's Choice, September/October 2021

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IF I LIVE UNTIL MORNING

A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation

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Podcast Interviews

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Coming Soon

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Australian podcast—To Be Human
The 5-day Survival Story of Facing Death

Photo credit: Hart Van Denburg, Colorado Public Radio
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Colorado Public Radio Interview:
How This Park Ranger
Survived Being Injured and Trapped
in a Blizzard on Mount Whitney
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United Kingdom podcast—Tough Girl 
Hiking, Skiing and Exploring Wild Places
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South African podcast—The Matt Brown Show
How to Survive Anything with Jean Muenchrath 

Backpacker Radio Podcast Interview #68

Jean Muenchrath on her Near Death Experience in the High Sierra

Luxury Travel Magazine
Virtual Author Interview
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The Sharp End Podcast
The Crux True Survival Stories Podcast, Jean Muenchrath
The Crux True Survival Stories Podcast,
 Escape From Mount Whitney
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BYU Radio Constant Wonder
If I Live Until Morning—Skiing Survival 

Documentary Film

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Click above image to watch film trailer

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At this time, the full-length documentary film can only be viewed

on demand on ROKU TV, Indiefilms.com or on the Rocky Mountain Channel on YouTube.

MEDIA 

 
 
 

BOOKS

Her wilderness adventure turned into a nightmare. After skiing 200 miles along California's John Muir Trail, Jean faces death from a mountaineering accident on Mount Whitney. Broken and bleeding on the highest peak in the continental United States, she vows to realize her greatest dreams if she lives until morning. Her escape from the Sierra Nevada Mountains turns into a five-day ordeal for survival. Jean's recovery is equally daunting. Her journey spans three decades and takes her from the depths of despair and chronic pain to the heights of the Himalayas and on travels around the world. When the specter of Mount Whitney continues to shatter her life, Jean befriends Tibetan lamas. Their ancient wisdom guides her on a path beyond her wildest dreams.

Now available in

Vietnamese

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Paperback $16.95), 

eBook ($5.99) 

Audiobook

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Audiobook Sample (3 minutes)
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BIO & BUSINESS

BIO

My Colorado childhood gave me an insatiable appetite for mountain adventures. I love to explore wild places under the power of my own two feet, and to feel the connection between my heart and soul and the natural world. Traveling throughout Asia broadened my perspective about myself, humanity and the planet we share. Before I became an author, I was a park ranger with the National Park Service for over three decades, led trekking tours in Nepal and Thailand, and worked in Bhutan with the World Wildlife Fund. To balance my outer and inner worlds, I spend two months a year in solitary retreat. 

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CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTONS

VajraSky Books blossomed out of a personal catastrophe. I wrote

If I Live Until Morning to heal myself. Then I realized that my story could inspire others to live their dreams and to find the courage and strength to deal with their greatest challenges. I attribute my survival and recovery to the power of the mind. In the spirit of supporting others to discover their mind’s potential, I am donating 100% of my profits from book sales to the non-profit Drikung Kagyu Buddhist organization. Donated monies will be used to teach meditation techniques in the West, to translate ancient Buddhist texts that elaborate on the nature of mind and to educate Buddhist nuns in Ladakh, India.

VajraSky Books

AMAZON BEST SELLING AUTHOR

Best Selling Books

AWARD-WINNING FINALIST

Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest 2018

Travel: Guides & Essays Category

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CONTACT

Jean Muenchrath
VajraSky Books
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2018 Created by Jean Muenchrath