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inspiring books about female climbers

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Both of these are already mentioned:


The "Accidental Adventurer" about Barbara Washburn climging Denali.


A"Annapurna: A Women's Place" by Arlene Blum it has some local ties since Piro lives in the area.



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Here's a few I have read and enjoyed in order of how much I liked them:


Regions of the Heart: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alison Hargreaves

by David Rose and Ed Douglas


Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain

by Jennifer Jordan


Facing The Extreme: One Woman's Story Of True Courage And Death-Defying Survival In The Eye Of Mt. McKinley's Worst Storm Ever

by Ruth A. Kocour


Mountaineering Women: Stories by Early Climbers by David Mazel


Clouds from Both Sides

by Julie Tullis & Peter Gillman


Just a tip for buying books... you can often get books stupid cheap used on Amazon.com. That's how I buy most of my books these days... textbooks especially!



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"Tents in the Clouds" by Monica Jackson and Elizabeth Stark is a good read about women in the 50s who did Himalayan exploration.


"Nanda Devi, the Tragic Expedition" by John Roskelly is another good read about Willi Unsoeld's daughter and the expedition to climb the peak after which she was named.


I also liked the Alison Hargraves book BC mountain girl mentioned.

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