Annapurna, A Woman's Place

Annapurna, A Woman's Place

Book - 1983
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This is the 20th-anniversary edition of team leader Arlene Blum's best-selling account of the history-making 1978 ascent of Annapurna by the American Women's Himalayan Expedition.A classic story in the annals of women's achievements, "Annapurna" was the first account of mountaineering triumph and tragedy to be told from a woman's perspective. A huge critical and commercial success, the original edition sold more than 65,000 copies. Updated now with a new foreword by the author to mark the 20th anniversary of the harrowing ascent, Annapurna is as timely and as riveting today as when it was first published. It is a story of challenge and commitment, told with passion, humor, and honesty.
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, [1983]
Edition: First softcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©1983
ISBN: 9780871568069
Branch Call Number: 796.5220954 BLU
Characteristics: xii, 258 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm


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Sep 17, 2012

An interesting story, but they let male Sherpa break the trail for them all the way to the summit. Then, after a tragedy left two of the team dead, none of the remaining female team members tried to reach the bodies: Blum ordered the male Sherpa to go to the victims. Readers are advised to read "Annapurna" by Herzog or "True Summit" by Roberts, both of which are in the OPL.

Apr 04, 2010

A great read for any women or mountaineer, or especailly a female mountaineer!
I am still thinking about this book two months after reading it!

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