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by Arlene Blum

Category: Asia
Subcategory: Traveling
Author: Arlene Blum
ISBN: 0871562367
ISBN13: 978-0871562364
Language: English
Publisher: Random House, Inc. (September 1, 1980)
Pages: 256
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Arlene Blum is a biochemist with a doctorate in physical chemistry.

Arlene Blum is a biochemist with a doctorate in physical chemistry. Ms. Blum also led the 1983 Great Himalayan Traverse, a 2,000-mile trek from Bhutan to Ladakh. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Annapurna: A Woman's Place. 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.

Arlene Blum (born March 1, 1945) is an American mountaineer, writer, and environmental health scientist

Arlene Blum (born March 1, 1945) is an American mountaineer, writer, and environmental health scientist. She is best known for leading an all-woman ascent of Annapurna (I), a climb that was also the first successful American ascent. She was also a deputy leader of the first all-woman ascent of Denali, the first American woman to attempt Mount Everest and Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute.

Annapurna: A Woman’s Place. This history-making ascent marked the first time Annapurna I was summited by an American and by a woman. Fortune Magazine chose Annapurna as one of 75 books that teach you everything you really need to know about business, and National Geographic Adventure Magazine selected it as one the 100 best adventure books of all time.

Annapurna: A Woman's Place audiobook written by Arlene Blum

Annapurna: A Woman's Place audiobook written by Arlene Blum. Narrated by Eileen Stevens. No monthly commitment. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast and Google Assistant. On October fifteenth, 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.

Excellent Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. This is one of the best climbing narratives I have read.

Annapurna: a woman's place

Annapurna: a woman's place. But two factors weaken the narrative. First, the story is told largely through Blum's own recollections-there is relatively little use of other team members' letters and diaries, which might have rounded out their portraits.

And Annapurna: A Woman's Place has become an acknowledged classic in the annals of women's achievements-a story . Arlene Blum is a biochemist with a doctorate in physical chemistry.

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. Format Paperback 272 pages.

Chronicles the success--two made it to the top--and the tragedy--two died--of an expedition to the summit of Annapurna I, one of the world's fifteen tallest peaks, by thirteen American women
Comments to eBook Annapurna: A Woman's Place
Pad
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 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 that beautifully resonate with the lyricism of the author's chronicle. The obstacles they overcame, their day to day travails, the bonding and alliances that formed amonst 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 its members on a second, ill-advised attempt to reach the summit. Nonetheless, the quest of the American Women Himalayan Expedition to reach the summit of Annapurna is a testament to courage and commitment. It is also a great read.
Kerry
Underheralded women vs nature story. So much adventure-survival lit is male-based, this is a quality counter balance.
Onetarieva
Most of time I was awed by the courage and determination these women showed in their quest to be the first American women to climb to the summit of Annapurna, but sometimes I was annoyed that they were not well-versed in the culture of the people of Nepal and so were sometimes overwhelmed by the demands of the Sherpas. I appreciated getting to know the members of the team as well as the Sherpas and how they related to the author. I do believe the author assumed that only other mountain climbers would read this book, so she did not explain some of the terms she used, as well as what some of the equipment was used for. The map and pictures were really helpful in visualizing the climb and the extreme conditions they faced.
Runemane
Outstanding. I am an avid reader and this story and writer's style is pure enjoyment. Arlene Blum has a gift for telling a story. The story itself is fascinating. I will keep this book to read again and will seek out other books by Ms. Blum.
Winail
Bought this book after learning of the "A Woman's Place is on Top" logo from the recent North Face t-shirt designs. I loved it. Great recount of what these brave women endured and overcame in order to have a somewhat successful expedition. Highly recommend.
Snake Rocking
I read the original story in 1989, one year after the actual trip. The book eventually wore out, and I later purchased this revised edition. I have never braved those heights. In fact, I have an extreme fear of heights, and that has brought me to develop an interest in those who take up this challenge. Reading the experiences of the first women's climb of Annapurna has served to encourage me to push ahead and attempt things I otherwise would not have. That's how powerfully this book has affected me for all these years.
zzzachibis
amazing and in parts tragic story of shear human perseverance; lots of details on the climb, less so on the descend.
This was an enjoyable read about a women's expedition to climb the mountain shown on the cover. An awful lot of time was spent detailing the logistics of getting the supplies to the right places though I can now understand how the expedition relied on this facet of the operation to succeed. I have alot of respect for these women!
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