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Girl on the Rocks: A Woman's Guide to Climbing with Strength, Grace, and Courageby Katie Brown
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For women intrigued by the sport of climbing but intimidated by its male dominance and stereotype
as extreme,” Girl on the Rocks is a monumental and essential resource, providing instructions on technique, strength, and mental agility—from a womans perspective.
Through the sage advice of one of the worlds foremost female climbers and the lens of an internationally acclaimed photographer, women learn that climbing is more fun than dangerous, that overcoming fear can boost self-esteem, and that the fitness benefits are tremendous. Most women learn climbing from men, but the sport is different for a woman—both physically and psychologically—and it is empowering for women to learn about climbing from girls” whove been on the rocks themselves. Bringing the sport to life alongside the books numerous color photos, Katie Browns interviews with female climbers—from a young girl to a sixty-something professional climber—reveal, on a more intimate level, what the sport has done for them.
Book News Annotation:
In this volume illustrated by stunning color photographs by Ben Moon, competitive climber and freelance writer Katie Brown addresses female climbers in essays that are both instructional reference and reflection on her experiences on the cliffs. The chapters cover progressively more difficult strategies, concluding with advanced climbing and training techniques. Also included are a chapter on fears and concerns unique to women climbers as well as interviews with female climbers including professional Brittany Griffith. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Girl on the Rocks is designed to inspire women intrigued by the sport, but intimidated by its male dominance and stereotype as "extreme;" to instruct women on technique, strength, and mental agility from a woman's perspective; and to empower women to climb harder and with more courage. Written for any woman interested or involved in the sport, Girl on the Rocks will inspire, instruct, and empower women of all ages and ability to get psyched and climb on.
About the Author
Katie Brown is the young woman Rock & Ice magazine dubbed The Best Female Climber of the Millennium.” An influential and groundbreaking climber among both genders, she began climbing at age thirteen and quickly dominated competition at the national and international levels. Now in her mid-twenties, she is a freelance writer and the author of Vertical World (FalconGuides).
Ben Moons photographs on rock climbing, surfing, and other outdoor pursuits have been featured in virtually every major national outdoor magazine, from Outside and Rock & Ice to Mens Journal and National Geographic Adventure.
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