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In the Ice World of Himalaya

Among the Peaks and Passes of Ladakh, Nubra, Suru, and Baltistan

Workman Bullock Fanny


Editeur - Casa editrice

Cassell

Asia
Karakorum
Ladakh

Città - Town - Ville

New York

Anno - Date de Parution

1900

Pagine - Pages

204

Titolo originale

In the Ice World of Himalaya, Among the Peaks and Passes of Ladakh, Nubra, Suru, and Baltistan

Lingua - language - langue

eng

Ristampa - Réédition - Reprint

Andesite Press (2015)

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In the Ice World of Himalaya, Among the Peaks and Passes of Ladakh, Nubra, Suru, and Baltistan

In the Ice World of Himalaya  

Workman, Fanny Bullock (1859-1925)
Writing and travelling with her husband, William Hunter Workman, Fanny Bullock Workman was a pioneer woman traveller who consistently defied accepted norms for women's behavior at the turn of the century. When health problems forced William to retire from the medical profession in 1889, the two began their world-wide travels that at first included travels to Europe and Asia, and later expeditions to the Himalayas.
The Workmans pioneered the use of the bicycle as a means of long-distance travel in the 1890s and tested their mountaineering skills in the Himalayas. Indeed, Fanny set the world 's record for women climbers by reaching 22,737 feet on Pinnacle Peak.
The Workmans wrote their travel literature in a single voice, yet included important remarks on the condition of women in the areas they visited. The reactions of various populations to a woman riding a bicycle are also of particular note. In her travels and writing Fanny displayed a consistent concern with advancing the rights of women, displaying a sign on top of one mountain, "Votes for Women".

 

Consulta anche: Breve Biografia

Consulta anche: Breve Biografia