The exciting story of Andrea Gabbard's climb up Mount Rainier with her two companions becomes a full course in alpine mountaineering for women.
Gabbard delves into the hows and whys of high-altitude climbing, covering training ... outfitting requirements ... safety ... equipment needs ... techniques ... and more. She then takes the reader along as she and her fellow climbers plan the trip, choose their route -- and conquer the mountain.
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"A must-read for any woman who is considering mountaineering, who is
drawn to the process and transformative experience of climbing to high
and distant places. This book answers the most important questions to
prepare you for your first mountaineering experience, including
information on equipment, training, and, most importantly, why you
should climb and what you can expect, as told through the eyes of two
women, first-time mountaineers struggling to summit the mighty Mount
Rainier." Barbara Harris, Editor-in-Chief, Shape magazine. The best
guide for women in high places! Mountaineering is the peak experience.
And women have been climbing mountains for over a century,
experiencing the incredible freedom, the spirit-stirring thrill of
being on top of the world. This is the first-ever guide tailored to
women mountaineers. Using a fascinating real-life story of two women
climbing Mount Rainier, author Andrea Gabbard offers a step-by-step
course in mountaineering, packed with solid advice for female novice
climbers of all ages. Climb the mountains of your dreams using
Gabbard's practical (and woman-smart) mountaineering techniques. Meet
the mental and physical challenges of mountain climbing. Train
effectively and efficiently before the climb. Get equipment and gear
sized and made for your physique. Deal with fears heights, falling,
or failure. Make that climb learn climbing and rescue techniques and
skills. Clear instructional photos demonstrate technical skills. And
the text is spiced by first-person stories, as other women climbers
share their amazing experiences on the world's highest peaks.
Mountaineering: A Woman's Guide guides you every step of the way as
Gabbard and her companions climb Mount Rainier, from deciding on a
training regimen...to reading the mountain...to handling the most
challenging routes safely...to achieving the ultimate goal: the
summit. Says French mountaineers Christine Janin: "When my team and I
reached the top of an unclimbed peak, I experienced a phenomenal sense
of freedom. It was a gift."
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