Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life

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By any measure, Arlene Blum is a legendary trailblazer. Defying the resistance of the climbing establishment, she led the first teams of women on successful ascents of Mt. McKinley and Annapurna and was the first American woman to attempt Mt. Everest. She stands alongside Amelia Earhart, Margaret Mead and Mary Leakey in being honoured with a Gold Medal from the Society of Women Geographers. This is the story of Blum's journey from an overprotected youth in Chicago to the tops of some of the highest peaks on Earth. "Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life" is a full-scale memoir that explores how Arlene's childhood fuelled her need to climb - and how, in turn, her climbing liberated her from her childhood. Each chapter in the book begins with a poignant vignette from Blum's early life. Using these as starting points, she traces her evolution as a climber, from a hilariously incompetent beginner to a world-renowned expeditionary leader. Along the way, she takes us to some of the most remote and exquisite places on the planet, sharing the exhilaration, toil and danger of climbing high. Throughout these extraordinary adventures Blum weaves the story of her scientific career which, like her mountaineering, challenged gender stereotypes and led to significant discovery and change.

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2007 Pages: 400 Publisher: Mariner Books By any measure Arlene Blum is a legendary TrailBlazer - Defying the resistance of the climbing ESTABLISHMENT SHE led the first Teams of women on Successful Ascents of Mt McKinley and Annapurna and was the first American woman to attempt Mt. Everest. She stands alongside Amelia Earhart. Margaret Mead and Mary Leakey in being honoured with a Gold Medal from the Society of Women Geographers. This is the story of Blum's journey from an overprotected youth in Chicago to the tops of some of the highest peaks on Earth. eaking Trail: A Climbing Life is a full-scale memoir that explores how Arlene's childhood fuelled her need to climb - and how. in turn. her climbing liberated her from her childhood. Each chapter in the book begins with a poignant vignette from Blum's early life. Using these as starting points. she traces ...

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A legendary trailblazer, Arlene Blum defied the climbing establishment of the 1970s by leading the first all-female teams on successful ascents of Mount McKinley and Annapurna and by being the first American woman to attempt Mount Everest. At the same time, her groundbreaking scientific work challenged gender stereotypes in the academic community and led to important legislation banning carcinogens in children's sleepwear. With candor and humor, Breaking Trail recounts Blum's journey from an overprotected childhood in Chicago to the tops of some of the highest peaks on earth, and to a life lived on her own terms. Now with an index, additional photos, and a new afterword, this book is a moving testament to the power of taking risks and pursuing dreams.

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