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Mountaineering Women: Stories of Early Climbers

By: Maxel, David
Price: $14.95

Texas A&M University Press, 1994.
Women have known the challenges and triumphs of mountaineering for nearly two centuries, and for nearly as long they have been writing about their accomplishments, creating a fascinating, often thrilling literature of adventure and daring. As with other aspects of women's history, however, the literature of mountaineering women has been scattered and largely forgotten. Sixteen of their stories - sometimes published under the name of a male relative, sometimes under anonymous bylines such as "a Lady" - are here recovered and collected for the first time.Paperback,184 pages.