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Annapurna: A Woman’s Place

By: Bill McKibben
Published: ©1980, 1998
Pages: 247
Total Copies: 25
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | Adventure

Description: This special edition of Annapurna marks the twentieth anniversary of the American Women’s Himalayan Expedition reaching the summit of Annapurna I. At 26,540 feet, it is considered one of the world’s most challenging mountains to climb. On October 15, 1978, two women and two Sherpas at last stood on the summit—but the celebration was cut short, for a few days later the two women of the second summit team fell to their deaths. This incredible journey, as chronicled by team leader Arlene Blum, continues to inspire us in this extraordinary tale of triumph and personal commitment.

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