Arlene Blum: Mountaineer and Scientist

It hasn't been all that long ago that women were considered too fragile to climb the world's highest mountains. Mountaineer and scientist, Arlene Blum became a pioneer in the male-dominated world of high altitude climbing and led the first all-women ascent on Annapurna, one of the world's most challenging 8,000 meter peaks, in 1978. Her gripping account of that climb can be found in Annapurna: A Woman's Place.  More recently, Blum has published a memoir...
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