A collection of stories about outstanding women climbers including the first ladies' success on Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. It describes Junko Tabei's courage in conquering Everest and relives some of the greatest climbs in the Himalayas, the Andes, the Alps, Russia and Australia.
A collection of stories about outstanding woman climbers including the first ladies' success on Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. It then moves on to describe Junko Tabei's courage in conquering Everest and relives some of the greatest climbs in the Himalayas, the Andes, the Alps, Yosemite National Park, Russia and Australia. From Lucy Walker's confrontation with male-dominated social attitudes to Catherine Destivelle's modern world of the free rock climber, it examines in depth the lives of personalities who have dispelled the myth that climbing should be the domain only of men. The late Bill Peascod was vice president of the British Mountaineering Council and of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club. Forty years after first climbing the challenging "Eagle Front" near Buttermere, he encountered it again with Chris Bonington during the filming of the award-winning television series "Lakeland Rock".
Lucy Walker and the early years; Miriam O'Brien - an American on the Aiguilles; Loulou Boulaz - first among equals; Nea Morin - a family affair; Gwen Moffat - freedom to climb; Claude Kogan - the route to respect; Yvette Vaucher - endurance on the great North Faces; Junko Tabei- "Everest Mother"; Molly Higgins - new dimensions; Wanda Rutkiewicz - throwing away the crutches; Catherine Destivelle - a matter of style; Jill Lawrence and the British scene; Louis Shepherd - "better than most".
Women Climbing by Bill Birkett
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