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Annapurna A Womans Place Arlene Blum

Annapurna A Womans Place

Arlene Blum

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ISBN : 9780246124258
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In 1978, 13 women set out to climb Annapurna I in the Nepal Himalaya, achieving the first ascent of the worlds 10th highest mountain by an American and by a woman. By proving that women had the skill, strength, and courage necessary to make thisMoreIn 1978, 13 women set out to climb Annapurna I in the Nepal Himalaya, achieving the first ascent of the worlds 10th highest mountain by an American and by a woman. By proving that women had the skill, strength, and courage necessary to make this difficult and dangerous climb, the 1978 Womens Himalayan Expeditions accomplishment had a positive impact around the world, changing perceptions about womens abilities in sports and other arenas. Twenty years later, Arlene Blum has republished her account, offering her story to a new generation. Blum writes in the introduction, Annapurna has become for me a metaphor for difficult and important goals. Striving to achieve such objectives draws on all of our abilities and brings out the best in us. There are still many Annapurnas to be climbed in the world--such as protecting our natural environment- decreasing the gap between rich and poor- providing basic necessities for everyone on this planet- and raising our children to live with love and good values. Impressive black-and-white photos record the womens journey from Katmandu to the summit and back again. This book documents the personal triumphs and tragedies of these women with insights that only a firsthand account can offer. --Kathryn True