Accidental Adventurer, The
Accidental Adventurer, The Memoir of the First Woman to Climb Mt. McKinley

Co-Author - Barbara Washburn Co-Author - Lew Freedman

Barbara Washburn never set out to become a mountaineering pioneer, but she wasn't content to be a stay-at-home wife, either. In 1947, defying social convention, Washburn became the first woman to climb Alaska's Mt. McKinley. She accompanied her husband, Bradford Washburn, on other expeditions to Alaska, the Grand Canyon, and Mt. Everest, while raising three children at their home near Boston.

"An outstanding account of fully realized feminism well before it became a movement."
    --Fearless Reader

"Washburn's charming memoir The Accidental Adventurer is a delightful account of decades of expeditions... [Barbara] has led an extraordinary life and we only wish she had written more."
    --The Explorers Journal

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Category: Memoir / Biography Suggested Price: 16.95 Release Date: 04/01/2010 ISBN: 978-0-945397-91-5 Product Type: Paperback # Pages: 192