Ronald Malfi -The Ascent


After the death of his wife, successful sculptor Tim Overleigh trades in his lucrative career for the world of extreme sports. But when a caving accident nearly ends his life, Tim falls into a self-destructive downward spiral.

On the cusp of losing his mind, Tim runs into an old friend who tries to convince him to join a team of men climbing the Godesh Ridge in Nepal. The journey requires crossing the Tibetan beyul—the hidden lands—to seek out the elusive Canyon of Souls.

Knowing he needs to get away and put his life back on track, Tim departs for Nepal. But what begins as a journey steeped in Tibetan folklore and mysticism soon turns into an experiment in torment, destruction, and death. Will any of the men escape the mountain with their lives?