ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place.

Blum, Arlene (signed by Blum and Irene Beardsley)

ISBN 10: 0871562367 / ISBN 13: 9780871562364
Published by San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1980.) dj, 1980
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Hardcover - 3rd printing. The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, ÒA WomanÕs Place Is on Top.Ó Foreword by Maurice Herzog. Somewhat oversized illustrated with many photographs. Bibliography, index. 256 pp. Near fine in a very good dust jacket (light edgewear to the dj). Bookseller Inventory # 59384

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Title: ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place.

Publisher: San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1980.) dj

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Chronicles the success--two made it to the top--and the tragedy--two died--of an expedition to the summit of Annapurna I, one of the world's fifteen tallest peaks, by thirteen American women


In 1978, 13 women set out to climb Annapurna I in the Nepal Himalaya, achieving the first ascent of the world's 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 Women's Himalayan Expedition's accomplishment had a positive impact around the world, changing perceptions about women's 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 women's 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

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