Item description for Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering by Rebecca A. Brown & Arlene Blum...
In a time when a woman¿s sphere was decidedly limited to hearth and family, a number of courageous women were stepping out, stepping up, and making history far from the comforts of the homefire. Mountaineering¿s early days found male climbers garnering praise and admiration for daring summit ascents while women were relegated to the role of faithful observers. But not all women were satisfied with the view from the valley¿ many yearned for the thrill of gazing down on the world from the peaks of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and Mount Washington. In this exciting addition to the literature of mountaineering, journalist Rebecca Brown chronicles the lives and achievements of inspiring women who not only followed in the footsteps of their male counterparts, but often surpassed them. Brown explores the motivations that led such women as Annie Smith Peck, Lucy Walker, and Meta Brevoort to ignore convention, criticism, and censure to become accomplished, respected outdoorswomen whose mountaineering feats are as extraordinary today as they were at the turn of the century. Women on High will thrill armchair adventurers with tales of dangerous summit attempts, blinding white outs, and narrow escapes; transfix mountain historians with details of first ascents, period gear, and first-hand accounts; and captivate anyone who loves a good story about the mountains.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN 192917313X ISBN13 9781929173136 UPC 652932173132
Availability 0 units.
More About Rebecca A. Brown & Arlene Blum
Rebecca A. Brown is a freelance journalist whose writing focuses on outdoor and environmental issues. She lives in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire.
Rebecca A. Brown currently resides in Sugar Hill, in the state of New Hampshire. Rebecca A. Brown was born in 1959.
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Profiles of true grit. Nov 7, 2002
This book is exceptionally well written and recreates the agony and ecstasy of early women mountaineers. It demonstrates again that in sports of this nature women are often more gifted than men. A tour through this history will make any woman who reads it proud.