Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life: Blum, Arlene
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Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life

Author(s): Blum, Arlene

Copyright: 2005, US
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 313, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 3 sketches, 2 maps, blue cloth
Condition: signed, dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine

Blum’s memoir covers her early life and traces her evolution as a climber. She led the first teams of women to climb both McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Everest. Her expeditions included Adams (1964), Hood, Popocatepetl (1965), Yanapaccha Norte, Nevado Pisco, Chopiqualqui (1967), Waddington (1969), Denali (1970), Africa (1971), Iran, Kashmir, Noshaq (1972), Peak Lenin (1974), Trisul (1975), Everest (1976), Annapurna (1978), Bhrigupanth (1980), and the Himalayan Traverse (1981-82). Honorable Mention 2005 National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography, Finalist 2005 Banff Mountain Book Festival Best Book Mountain Literature, and shortlisted for 2006 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature.

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