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In August ,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 th 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 team the terror of avalanches that threatened to sweep away camps and climbers On October , two women and two Sherpas at last stood on the summit but the celebration was cut short, for two days later, the two women of the second summit team fell to their deaths Never before has such an account of mountaineering triumph and tragedy been told from a woman s point of view By proving that women had the skill, strength, and courage necessary to make this difficult and dangerous climb, theWomen s Himalayan Expedition s accomplishment had a positive impact around the world, changing perceptions about women s abilities in sports and other arenas 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


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  1. Laura W Laura W says:

    Looking forward to reading this book but the back cover and last few pages appear to have been slashed with a Stanley knife when being unpacked from a box at the warehouse Luckily it s not a present for someone.


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  3. lawyeraau lawyeraau says:

    This is without a doubt one of the best books written about a specific mountain climbing expedition This particular book is a lyrical and moving account of the the first women s expedition to climb Annapurna in the Himalayas It provides great detail and insight into their two month odyssey in the mountain and chronicles the challenges that they faced in trying to reach the summit.The leader of this 1978 expedition authored the book and her characterizations of her fellow expeditioners are interesting and engaging Her description of life on an expedition is filled with a myriad of detail that will enthrall all armchair climbers, as well as climbing enthusiasts These details make for gripping reading, at times, and her descriptive narrative is always evocative of another time and place In reading it, one realizes just how far women have come in terms of acceptance in the mountain climbing arena.Their time spent on the mountain is illustrated by photographs which beautifully resonate the lyricism of the author s chronicle The obstacles they overcame, their day to day travails, the bonding and alliances that formed amongst the different members of the expedition, all add to the three dimensional quality of the book The photographs memorialize those moments in time that best evoke the nuances of what it was like on the expedition and, at the same time, give the reader a sense of the beauty and majesty of the mountain.On October 15, 1978, two of the women met the challenge of Annapurna, one of the world s highest mountains at 26,540 feet, and stood on its summit, achieving a historic first for women climbers The success of the expedition, however, was clouded by the tragic loss of two of its members on a second, ill advised attempt to reach the summit Nonetheless, the quest of the American Women s Himalayan Expedition to reach the summit of Annapurna is a testament to great courage and commitment It is also a great read.


  4. lawyeraau lawyeraau says:

    This is, without a doubt, one of the best books written about a specific mountain climbing expedition This particular book is a lyrical and moving account of the the first women s expedition to climb Annapurna in the Himalayas It provides great detail and insight into their two month odyssey in the mountain and chronicles the challenges that they faced in trying to reach the summit.The leader of the expedition authored the book and her characterizations of her fellow expeditioners are interesting and engaging Her description of life on an expedition is filled with a myriad of detail that will enthrall all arm chair climbers, as well as climbing enthusiasts These details make for gripping reading at times, and her descriptive narrative is always evocative of another time and place In reading it, one realizes just how far women have come in terms of acceptance in the mountain climbing arena.Their time spent on the mountain is illustrated by photographs which beautifully resonate the lyricism of the author s chronicle The obstacles they overcome, their day to day travails, the bonding and alliances that formed amongst the different members of the expedition, all add to the beauty of the book The photographs memorialize those moments in time that best evoke the nuances of what it was like on the expedition and, at the same time, give one a sense of the beauty and majesty of the mountain.The success of the expedition in terms of their having actually reached the summit, however, is clouded by the tragic loss of two of the members on a second, ill advised attempt to reach the summit Nonetheless, the American Women s Himalayan Expedition quest to reach the summit of Annapurna is a testament to courage and commitment It is also a great read.


  5. lawyeraau lawyeraau says:

    This is without a doubt one of the best books written about a specific mountain climbing expedition This particular book is a lyrical and moving account of the first women s expedition to climb Annapurna in the Himalayas It provides great detail and insight into their two month odyssey in the mountain and chronicles the challenges that they faced in trying to reach the summit.The leader of this 1978 expedition authored the book and her characterizations of her fellow expeditioners are interesting and engaging Her description of life on an expedition is filled with a myriad of detail that will enthrall all armchair climbers, as well as climbing enthusiasts These details make for gripping reading at times, and her descriptive narrative is always evocative of another time and place In reading it, one realizes just how far women have come in terms of acceptance in the mountain climbing arena.Their time spent on the mountain is illustrated by photographs which beautifully resonate the lyricism of the author s chronicle The obstacles they overcome, their day to day travails, the bonding and alliances that formed amongst the different members of the expedition, all add to the three dimensional quality of the book The photographs memorialize those moments in time that best evoke the nuances of what it was like on the expedition and, at the same time, give the reader a sense of the beauty and majesty of the mountain.On October 15, 1978, two of the women met the challenge of Annapurna, one of the world s highest mountains at 26,540 feet, and stood on its summit, achieving a historic first for women climbers The success of the expedition, however, was clouded by the tragic loss of two of its members on a second, ill advised attempt to reach the summit Nonetheless, the American Women s Himalayan Expedition quest to reach the summit of Annapurna is a testament to great courage and commitment It is also a great read.