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Published by Sierra Club Books in San Francisco .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mountaineering -- Nepal -- Annapurna.,
  • Women mountaineers -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Annapurna -- Description.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementArlene Blum ; foreword by Maurice Herzog.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV199.44.N462
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 256 p., (4) leaves of plates :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22639837M
ISBN 100871562367
OCLC/WorldCa6195178

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  In August , thirteen women left San Francisco for the Nepal Himalayas to make history as the first Americans-and the first women-to scale the treacherous slopes of Annapurna I, the world's tenth highest peak. Expedition leader Arlene Blum here tells their dramatic story: the logistical problems, storms, and hazardous ice climbing; the conflicts and . "Annapurna: a Woman's Place" leaves something to be desired as a title. This 8,+-foot monster is not much a "Place" for any life form. It is about as stable as a bowl of jello with hardly a square foot safe from avalanches. It takes weeks (that is after you get as far as Katmandu) of walking to even get there/5(45). Meet on film the remarkable women depicted in Arlene Blum’s best-selling book, Annapurna: A Woman’s Place. This video tells the inspiring story of thirteen women who in did what no American had done before. They climbed Annapurna I, one of the world’s highest and most dangerous mountains. Find books like Annapurna: A Woman's Place from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Annapurna: A Woman's Place also lik.

The story of the first American ascent of Nepal's 26, foot high Annapurna (the world's tenth highest mountain), by the leader of the American Women's Himalayan Expedition. All-female expeditions to major Himalayan mountains are still uncommon, and Blum's account makes it clear that women climbers face special problems&#;from the Sherpas' paternalistic . And Annapurna: A Woman’s Place has become an acknowledged classic in the annals of women’s achievements—a story of challenge and commitment told with passion, humor, and unflinching honesty Share. Get this from a library! Annapurna: a woman's place. [Arlene Blum] -- "In August , 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 world's. In August , 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 world's 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 4/5(2).