Two Summers in the Ice-Wilds of Eastern Karakoram - Fanny Bullock Workman, William Hunter Workman 1917 - T. Fisher Unwin Limited, London - First Edition Robinson [Wayward Women] amusingly describes Fanny as having ‘practically battered the Karakorams into submission, first treading them over with her squat, hob-nailed figure and then pinning them down on virgin maps and charts to take home for the various Geographical Societies of England and America to fight over’.
Fanny, a suffragist as well as a bit of a publicity hound, made sure the world knew of her achievements as a pioneering female climber. Among other achievements, she held the women's altitude record for 28 years after her conquest of 23,000-ft Pinnacle Peak in 1906. She was also the first woman to lecture at the Sorbonne, and only the second to speak at the Royal Geographical Society. This book chronicles the couple's fifth and final Karakoram expedition, in which they explored the Hush valley and the Saltoro and Baltoro Glaciers Illustrated with 138 of 141 plates (most full page, some folding) and three folding maps. More Details
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