Author’s life rises above struggles

Author and mountaineer Steve Bell showing off his new book in Mildura. Picture: Louise Donges

Author and mountaineer Steve Bell showing off his new book in Mildura. Picture: Louise Donges

WHILE it is a far cry from his usual environment of the Himalayan mountains and peak of Mount Everest, author Steve Bell found himself in unfamiliar territory with not a mountain in sight on Wednesday.

The mountaineer spent the day delivering lessons on growing up, personal fulfilment and death defying experiences to locals at Mildura and Merbein libraries.

At 16 years old the now 57-year-old developed a fascination with the mountains, initially using it as an escape.

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