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By Michael Elsohn Ross

ISBN-10: 1613744412

ISBN-13: 9781613744413

The tales of 2 dozen attention-grabbing girl explorers, from quite a lot of eras, cultures, races, and fiscal backgrounds, are profiled during this wonderful and academic source. all of the girls profiled overcame many stumbling blocks to meet her interest and passions, together with Eleanor Creesy, who was once a ship's navigator within the 1800s; Kate Jackson, an insatiable investigator of venomous snakes whose paintings has led her to distant Africa and Latin the USA; and Constanza Ceruti, the world's simply lady high-elevation archaeologist, who consists of out excavations at the Earth's optimum peaks in dangerously skinny air and subzero temperatures. supplying not just vital ancient context but additionally unique interviews with many fascinating smooth explorers, this who is who of girls explorers will supply idea to present day younger women attracted to nature, technology, and a actual problem.

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The massive Huascarán. Courtesy of Maurice Chédel/Wikimedia Commons In less than two years Annie returned. This time she had funding from Harper’s magazine in exchange for an article about her adventure. Both this climb and the next one were thwarted when porters refused to continue on to higher, more dangerous elevations, but Annie refused to give up. In August 1908 Annie returned to Yungay accompanied by two Swiss guides. On their first attempt, one of the guides, Rudolf, suffered from altitude sickness, and the other, more dependable guide, Gabriel, exhausted himself trying to do double duty.

She set her sights on South America, picking Sorata in Bolivia—thought at the time to be the highest peak on that continent. It took four long years for Annie to raise enough funds for the expedition, but finally on June 16, 1903, she boarded a ship bound for South America as the leader of her expedition. Traveling with her was a team of two experienced Swiss mountain guides and a professor of geology. The expedition’s gear included compasses, four cameras, oxygen tanks, a camp stove, and rifles and handguns, as well as Admiral Robert E.

It was her sixth attempt, and she was more determined than ever to succeed. Though the final section of the climb below the summit was particularly treacherous, they climbed with extreme care and reached the summit in the late afternoon. Annie was elated but worried. She knew that descending in the dark would be particularly hazardous and that they must start back soon. She lingered to take photos from atop the peak but, anxious to make use of the remaining daylight, decided not to take time to measure the elevation.

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