Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life

[Arlene Blum, Scribner] ↠ Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life ☆ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life 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. 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.. At the same time, her groundbreaking scientific work challenged gender stereotypes in the academic community and led t

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life

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Rating : 4.41 (529 Votes)
Asin : 0156031167
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-06-11
Language : English

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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. 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.. 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

It should be required reading for young women of today who haven't experienced the closed doors and closed minds that Blum conquered as a women student, scientist, and climber. Through climbing, she experiences a wide range of emotions, from exhilaration at success to grief over the death of friends. This is an engaging, well-written adventure that also serves as a social history of women's roles. All rights reserved. Blum, whose previous book recounted the first women-only climb of Annapurna, here covers a cross section of her life as a climber, from her first experience, as a college student in 1964, to 1993, when she semiretired. This aptly describes Blum's

H. hamel said A hero for every woman. I loved this book. Arlene Blum has lived a full, adventurous, and fascinating life. The book ties together her Jewish childhood experiences with her academic and climbing accomplishments. And although I take a completely different stance from her approach to raising a family - she and her lover deliberately chose to try to conceive while never intending to marry and then Arlene raised her daughter basically on her own (th. Life Altering Experience Patricia Nelson As a adventure Arlene Blum's Breaking trail: A Climbing Life is captivating; as a memoir a life altering experience. Reading about a women who had the fortitude to push past conformity, offers the reader renewed enthusiasm for today. Blum writes beautifully and in wonderful detail that keeps her human. Insights into her childhood, turn this adventure into a thought provoking tale of life, death and the meaning of it all. . Inspiring and personal memoir Paul Sas I bought this book at an author reading in Berkeley, and it's taken me 3 months to finish. The stories are often quite fascinating. Blum covered an amazing amount of ground, since graduating from Reed in the 1960s. She successfully weaves together her research in physical chemistry with climbing, and reveals that her greatest insight into protein folding came to her while viewing a frozen pile of rocks on top of a mountai

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