Mick Conefrey

How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt

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Ever wondered how to cook a locust or sweet-talk a cannibal? Welcome to the captivating world of female explorers – women just as inspiring, brave, and occasionally downright strange as all the Shackletons, Mallorys, and Livingstones. Discover who dressed up as a Tibetan peasant to explore Asia and why you shouldn’t let a gorilla near your bedroom. Learn how to spot a good camel and who carried two holsters on her horse: one for a loaded revolver and one for tea-making equipment. Pairing intrepid stories of yesteryear with hilarious retro tips from history’s greatest female adventurers, How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt is perfect for both seasoned explorers and office workers dreaming of that next big trip abroad.
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    Артем Малышевhas quoted3 years ago
    the British climber Alison Hargreaves was frequently accused of selfishness for going on high-altitude expeditions and leaving her young children behind. Male explorers, by contrast, are never criticized for leaving their families to go off on expeditions, however perilous

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