On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet

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Mountaineers, 1976 - Sports & Recreation - 222 pages
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In the late 1800's, when women were bound by both cumbersome clothing and strict Victorian morals, a small band of astonishing women explorers burst forth to claim the adventurous life. What drew the five profiled in this book - three British, one American, one French - was Tibet, then the ultimate in exploration. Even by today's standards these women's accomplishments are remarkable.

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User Review  - Sandra - Goodreads

The book was a little too scholarly to make for enjoyable reading. But learning about five extraordinary women 100 to 150 years ago trekking for months through snow-covered mountain passes was amazing. Read full review

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

Wow- climbing mountains in a corset and dress. Oh wait, she's strapped to a chair on the back of a sherpa! This book is a super interesting look at some daring women in the early 1800's who managed to (mostly) buck convention and travel the mysterious east. Read full review

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