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Margo Talbot

Margo Talbot is an ice climber who leads expeditions in some of the world's most remote locations. Her memoir of addiction, recovery, and climbing is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the healing power of nature.

Margo Talbot is a writer and climber who has published numerous climbing-related articles, as well as being the instigator and main contributor to the fourth edition of Waterfall Ice Climbs in the Canadian Rockies.

As a climber, her favourite medium is ice and alpine, and she has accomplished many first ascents of waterfall ice in Canada. She has competed in a number of climbing competitions, including the ESPN X-Games and the Ouray International Ice Festival. A sponsored athlete with Outdoor Research, she also guides for Chicks with Picks and runs an adventure guiding company for women, The Glitter Girls. Find out more about Margo at

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All That Glitters: A Climber's Journey Through Addiction and Depression

By Margo Talbot

Margo Talbot's life story is gritty, moving, and inspiring. A moving account of childhood abuse and neglect followed by years of depression and substance abuse, All That Glitters is ultimately a story of recovery and triumph over adversity.

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What People Are Saying...

“This inspiring real-life story shows us that our lives’ biggest challenges can also be our greatest opportunities for personal growth, transformation, and enlightenment. Margo is magnificent!”
--BILL PHILLIPS, AUTHOR OF THE #1 New York Times Bestseller, Body-for-LIFE.

“This disarmingly frank self-portrait of a life almost off the rails is a road map to redemption.”
--GREG CHILD, AUTHOR OF Over the Edge, AND Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalayas

“All that Glitters is a shining example of hope, and the words literally sizzle from the pages to one’s heart. This book will save lives.”

“The glittering eye of the addict, the glittering gold of the drug runner, the glittering ice of the frozen waterfall—any of these can kill. How did Margo Talbot survive such fatal attractions? It’s one hell of a story.”
--BEN GADD, AUTHOR OF Raven’s End AND Handbook of the Canadian Rockies

“This is as much or more a story of climbing from the darkness to the light as it is of climbing mountains. Climbing is hard, but this remarkable story proves that the most difficult place to find is not a distant summit, but peace within the savage terrain between our ears.”


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