Annapurna: A Woman’s Place journals the 1978 women’s climb to Annapurna I in the Nepal Himalayas. Annapurna I stands at 8,091 meters (or 26, 545 feet) and is considered the deadliest mountain over 8,000 meters, with 53 fatalities. The introduction discusses past and present challenges for women alpine climbers–not only the general challenges of a massive …

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The Yukon River Quest belongs to another world, or another time. A 450-mile paddle into the Canadian Wilderness where the string of competitors spreads like loose pearls until the only other things you might encounter outside of your boat are moose, bears on the shore, eagles, and smoke from forest fires. Katie Stein Sather, Commodore of …

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“I began a lifelong love affair with a pile of rock.” ~ Edward Abbey Growing up I had never heard the words “rock climber” uttered and, to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t actually aware that it was a sport that people dedicated their lives to. I come from a pretty conservative family. It was all …

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Aside from being footloose and fancy free in my home on wheels, I am also a fitness fanatic. (Say that five times fast.) I earned my personal trainer’s license through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2012, but even before that, exercise was a staple for me. Before taking to the open road I …

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