The first event, “Starry Nights Inspirational Discussion and Book Signing” will be held on Sunday at Green Valley Spa at 5:00 p.m. The program will be a community discussion and book signing with refreshments provided by Green Valley Spa. The relaxed atmosphere of this format will allow for questions and conversation from the audience as well as an opportunity to meet Isabel personally. RSVP is encouraged, but not required, to 435-628-8060. There is no cost to this event and all community members are welcome to join.
The second event on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. will feature, “Willpower: Overcoming Obstacles” a lecture style program with Question and Answer session and book signing to follow. The speech will be an innovative, inspiring and motivating look at what a positive and determined mind, body and spirit can do for us all. Green Valley Spa will provide refreshments. RSVP is encouraged, but not required to 435-628-8060. There is no cost to this event and all community members are welcome to join.
In July 2010, Isabel Suppe’, and avid and experienced climber, was climbing an ice-face in the Bolivian Andes with her partner Peter Weisenekker. Weisenekker slipped on the icy terrain causing both climbers to plummet 1,100 ft. to the bottom of the face. Though both miraculously survived, Peter would succumb to his injures and the sub-zero temperatures as they lay 16,000 ft. above sea level. With extraordinary effort and determination, Suppe’ was able to crawl her way out with severe injuries to her leg and substantial blood loss; and injury any other person who have died from, even without the severe weather conditions, starvation, dehydration and desperation. Suppe’ spent two days dragging herself across the glacier to send SOS mirror/light signals for her rescue. “Starry Night” recounts her experience and determination and is an inspiration to all.
Less than one month after her rescue, Isabel started climbing again, with her cast. Nine months later, she became the first woman to solo-climb Nevado the Cachi, one of the highest and most solitary peaks in the Andes.
Since then, Isabel has endured 13 complicated and painful surgeries, and faces several more in the following years. To this end, Suppe’ is bicycling across America in hope to raise money for her next procedure, an intricate and costly surgery of $75,000. No doubt, this exceptional young woman will reach her goal.
Green Valley Spa is a four-diamond resort. The spa, which has been lauded in Spa Finder, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure magazines, is noted for its integrated mind-body programs which include gentle arts to guided hikes through Southern Utah’s red rock country, life coaching sessions to boot camp workouts, stress reduction and quick weight-loss programs. For more information visit: www.greenvalleyspa.com.