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Annapurna: A Woman's Place

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Synopsis:

In August 1978, thirteen women left San Francisco for the Nepal Himalaya to make history as the first Americans—and the first women—to scale the treacherous slopes of Annapurna I, the worlds tenth highest peak. Expedition leader Arlene Blum here tells their dramatic story: the logistical problems, storms, and hazardous ice climbing; the conflicts and reconciliations within the team; the terror of avalanches that threatened to sweep away camps and climbers.

On October 15, two women and two Sherpas at last stood on the summit—but the celebration was cut short, for two days later, the two women of the second summit team fell to their deaths.

Never before has such an account of mountaineering triumph and tragedy been told from a womans point of view. By proving that women had the skill, strength, and courage necessary to make this difficult and dangerous climb, the 1978 Women's Himalayan Expeditions accomplishment had a positive impact around the world, changing perceptions about womens abilities in sports and other arenas. And Annapurna: A Womans Place has become an acknowledged classic in the annals of womens achievements—a story of challenge and commitment told with passion, humor, and unflinching honesty.

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Includes bibliography (p. 239-247) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578050222
Subtitle:
A Woman's Place
Foreword:
Herzog, Maurice
Foreword:
Herzog, Maurice
Author:
Herzog, Maurice
Preface:
Blum, Arlene
Author:
Blum, Arlene
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Women mountaineers
Subject:
Annapurna
Subject:
Annapurna Description and travel.
Subject:
Women mountaineers -- United States.
Subject:
Mountaineering -- Nepal -- Annapurna.
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Copyright:
Edition Number:
20
Edition Description:
20th Anniversary Edition
Publication Date:
19981013
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
118 BandW photos, BandW illustrations, M
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 17 oz

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In August 1978, thirteen women left San Francisco for the Nepal Himalaya to make history as the first Americans—and the first women—to scale the treacherous slopes of Annapurna I, the worlds tenth highest peak. Expedition leader Arlene Blum here tells their dramatic story: the logistical problems, storms, and hazardous ice climbing; the conflicts and reconciliations within the team; the terror of avalanches that threatened to sweep away camps and climbers.

On October 15, two women and two Sherpas at last stood on the summit—but the celebration was cut short, for two days later, the two women of the second summit team fell to their deaths.

Never before has such an account of mountaineering triumph and tragedy been told from a womans point of view. By proving that women had the skill, strength, and courage necessary to make this difficult and dangerous climb, the 1978 Women's Himalayan Expeditions accomplishment had a positive impact around the world, changing perceptions about womens abilities in sports and other arenas. And Annapurna: A Womans Place has become an acknowledged classic in the annals of womens achievements—a story of challenge and commitment told with passion, humor, and unflinching honesty.

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