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Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering [Hardcover]

By Rebecca A. Brown & Arlene Blum (Foreward By)
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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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Item Specifications...

Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2002
Publisher   Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN  192917313X  
ISBN13  9781929173136  
UPC  652932173132  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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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1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups > Women
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Womens Studies > History
3Books > Subjects > Sports > General
4Books > Subjects > Sports > Miscellaneous > History of Sports
5Books > Subjects > Sports > Mountaineering > General
6Books > Subjects > Sports > Mountaineering > Mountain Climbing

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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.

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