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Download Book Ñ Annapurna A Woman's Place Ç A Woman's Place à arlene blum Ä [PDF / Epub] ★ Annapurna: A Woman's Place By Arlene Blum – Danpashley.co.uk In August 1978 thirteen women left San Francisco for the Nepal Himalaya to make history as the first Americans and the fIn August 1978 thirteen women left San Francisco for the Nepal Himalaya to make history as the first Americans and the first women to scale the treacherous slopes of Annapurna I the world's tenth 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 climbersOn October 15 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 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 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 Excellent product and service

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In August 1978 thirteen women left San Francisco for the Nepal Himalaya to make history as the first Americans and the first women to scale the treacherous slopes of Annapurna I the world's tenth 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 climbersOn October 15 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 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 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 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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Annapurna A Woman's PlaceIn August 1978 thirteen women left San Francisco for the Nepal Himalaya to make history as the first Americans and the first women to scale the treacherous slopes of Annapurna I the world's tenth 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 climbersOn October 15 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 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 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 Annapurna a Woman's Place leaves something to be desired as a title This 8000 foot monster is not much a Place for any life form It is about as stable as a bowl of jello with hardly a suare foot safe from avalanches It takes weeks that is after you get as far as Katmandu of walking to even get there Annapurna is located in Nepal near the China borderMs Blum led a diverse 13 woman team on an almost three month adventure on the mountain The women's ages ranged from 20 50 their nationalities from American to Polish to British and a few I would just label as extremely cosmopolitan; their abilities ranked from zero to professional level climber levelThe author does an excellent job of relating her feelings problems and insecurities as a leader I was impressed at the cooperative spirit of all the women and their willingness to discuss emotional problems as they developed I don't think 13 men would be as cohesive a unit Of course a man's team most likely would not have to worry about someone having a love affair with the cook eitherThe black white climbing photos are excellent and nicely matched with the narrative You definitely get a sense of the struggle the cold and the tensions that are never ending on such an ambitious climbMs Blum imported five Sherpas as high climbing support hoping to ensure greater safety with their expertise Was this a successful plan? Yes and no The Sherpas were for the most part insubordinate they had little confidence in female decisions and temperamental However when the chips were down they came through and displayed their much praised stamina and resolveThe triumph of the two women who summited was a rousing adventure read and showed that their accomplishment was indeed a victory for the whole team The two women one British and one American that attempted the middle summit a day later and tragically fell to their deaths is still shrouded in mystery I cannot help but think their decision making abilities were clouded by the high altitude The risks were far too many and the chances of success but slightThis is a well told tale one of best of the high climbing books It is slightly marred by some feminine defensiveness but this was 1978 and euality still had a long way to go