Breaking Trail A Climbing Life

ISBN-10: 0156031167
ISBN-13: 9780156031165
Edition: 2007
Authors: Arlene Blum, Scribner
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

A legendary trailblazer, Arlene Blum defied the climbing establishment of the 1970s by leading the first all-female teams on successful ascents of Mount McKinley and Annapurna and by being the first American woman to attempt Mount Everest. At the same time, her groundbreaking scientific work challenged gender stereotypes in the academic community and led to important legislation banning carcinogens in children’s sleepwear. With candor and humor,Breaking Trailrecounts Blum’s journey from an overprotected childhood in Chicago to the tops of some of the highest peaks on earth, and to a life lived on her own terms. Now with an index, additional photos, and a new afterword, this book is a moving testament to the power of taking risks and pursuing dreams.

Foreword
Introduction
A Slide down Mt. Adams
A Man and a Mountain
Higher and Higher
"A Woman? Never!"
Peru Adventure
Berkeley in the 1960s
Real Women Climbers
The Damsels on Denali
To the Summit of Denali
Out in the Cold
Avalanches
The Endless Winter in Africa
The Queen of Tenacity
The Endless Winter in Afghanistan and Nepal
Peak Lenin Bares Its Fangs
The Maelstrom
Tragedy on Trisul
Seduced by Mt. Everest
Annapurna: Women in High Places
First Up Bhrigupanth
The Great Himalayan Traverse, Part I
The Great Himalayan Traverse, Part II
Coming Home
Across the Alps with Baby
Peace and Love at Last
Epilogue: Mountains, Molecules, and Motherhood
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Index

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