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American Alpine Club Legacy Series, Episode 7: Arlene Blum

Author(s): American Alpine Club
Video Release Date: March 27, 2022
Video Source: YouTube

Arlene Blum led the groundbreaking first American and first all-female ascent of Annapurna in 1978. Despite dangerous avalanches and tumultuous conditions, the team was determined to prove that “A Woman’s Place Is On Top.” And though they surely did, this groundbreaking ascent is also laced with tragedy. In this installment of the AAC’s Legacy Series, Arlene reflects on the triumphs and tragedy of their ‘78 ascent of Annapurna.

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