Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life

Arlene Blum (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
March 05, 2007
Pages
383
Dimensions
5.34 X 0.98 X 8.0 inches | 0.78 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780156031165
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About the Author

Arlene Blum is a keynote speaker, leadership and intercultural trainer, mountaineer, biochemist, and author of the bestselling book Annapurna: A Woman's Place. Blum has a doctorate in biophysical chemistry and has taught at Stanford University, Wellesley College, and the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR BREAKING TRAIL

"Personal and disarmingly honest . . . [Blum] simply tells her nourishing and deserving story, quietly reminding us that a woman's place is indeed on top." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"A book too engrossing to put down." -- THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER