Arlene Blum

Arlene Blum is an American mountaineer, author, and biochemist. She is best known for leading the first all-woman ascent of Annapurna and for her research on flame-retardant chemicals.


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  1. 1. Annapurna: A Woman's Place

    This book chronicles the journey of the first American women's team to scale Annapurna, one of the most dangerous and formidable peaks in the Himalayas. Facing not only the physical challenges of the climb but also societal pressures and skepticism, the team confronts internal conflicts, harsh weather, and life-threatening situations. The narrative highlights the struggle and triumph of women in a male-dominated field, providing an inspiring testament to teamwork, perseverance, and determination.

    The 5017th Greatest Book of All Time