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By Rebecca A. Brown Arlene Blum | Comments: ( 568 ) | Date: ( Jan 21, 2020 )

These tales of courageous women of centuries past will captivate anyone who loves a good story of the mountains In Women on High, Rebecca A Brown traces the lives and achievements of the inspiring women of mountaineering s early days, who bravely bucked convention to pursue a passion for standing atop the world s highest places Defying Victorian perceptions of women asThese tales of courageous women of centuries past will captivate anyone who loves a good story of the mountains In Women on High, Rebecca A Brown traces the lives and achievements of the inspiring women of mountaineering s early days, who bravely bucked convention to pursue a passion for standing atop the world s highest places Defying Victorian perceptions of women as frail, delicate creatures, these bold women traveled above and beyond where women and most men had gone before.More than a retelling of first ascents and summits climbed, Women on High delves into the heart of what compelled these women to break with tradition to pursue these high peaks the quest for independence, the search for spiritual and personal fulfillment, and the longing to step outside proscribed gender boundaries Brown s riveting portraits of these pioneers of mountaineering reveal how their astonishing ascents of some of the world s highest summits are as extraordinary today as they were than one hundred years ago.


  • Title: Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering
  • Author: Rebecca A. Brown Arlene Blum
  • ISBN: 9781929173426
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering

  • KatieSuzanne

    I'm impressed with any story about early mountaineers. Climbing mountains, often in winter, with unlined leather boots, blacksmith forged ice axes, tweed suits, barrels of wine, baskets as backpacks, candle lamps…seriously how did these people make it up there and across those crevasse filled glaciers with hemp ropes tied around their waists?!?! A friend once told me you could climb Everest with stuff you can buy at Walmart, and it's totally true, because basically that's how they used to do i [...]


  • Jan

    This is a great read for anyone who loves mountaineering. But also - what an inspiration for feminists everywhere. Even if you don't want to climb a mountain, consider reading this book. These women were pioneers in so many ways. Not only did they begin wearing full skirts, petticoats, and corsets, no one at the time thought that women could even withstand altitude and cold. These women make me even more determined to live my life in a way that inspires me and others. And to climb more mountains [...]


  • Sharon

    I could not believe how interesting this book was. I found it in a hut while I was backbacking the Whites, and I had to look it up when I got home so I could finish it. Unbelievable women climbers of the 1800s. Not only did they climb some of the most difficult peaks in the world, but they did it in long, wool skirts and nailed boots. They did it in the face of societal and cultural restrictions. I was so inspired by these women.


  • Audra

    Not a bad book. Interesting subject matter to me. The writing was solid but a little dry. Early climbing is fascinating and the conditions/equipment these women encountered is pretty remarkable. Certainly got me excited about climbing this year.


  • Alpha

    3.5/5 - The author does a great job presenting each woman as a distinct figure, which was a nice change of pace after reading Inverting the Pyramid. I could've done without the fictional accounts before each chapter, though; they seemed unnecessary.


  • Abby

    Interesting history. I am more of a "tramper" than an alpinist, for sure!


  • Barbara

    What an enjoyable read! Women mountain climbers who climbed in SKIRTS!!! Amazing individuals who followed their dreams rather than convention.


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