Walking in the Mountains: A Woman's Guide

Walking in the Mountains: A Woman's Guide

by Edith Rogovin Frankel
     
 

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Though this book was written with women in mind (there is a section on hiking while pregnant, for example), men will enjoy the ins and outs of proper equipment and how to use it, difficulty level of various mountains, the kinds of terrain a child may or may not be able to handle, and the health and spiritual benefits of walking in the mountains. Addressing both the

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Though this book was written with women in mind (there is a section on hiking while pregnant, for example), men will enjoy the ins and outs of proper equipment and how to use it, difficulty level of various mountains, the kinds of terrain a child may or may not be able to handle, and the health and spiritual benefits of walking in the mountains. Addressing both the unrepentant couch potato as well as the absurdly fit, the author prescribes various exercise regimes according to the fitness level of the individual. Subsequent chapters explain map reading, what to wear, what to carry in a backpack, and recommended treks in the U.S., Himalayas, and Europe; a comprehensive appendix lists climbing clubs and rental opportunities.

Editorial Reviews

Patriot Ledger
...has information in it that is useful to both sexes.
— Larry Claflin Jr.
Columbus Dispatch
...fascinating and informative
— Julia McBee
Patriot Ledger - Larry Claflin Jr.
...has information in it that is useful to both sexes.
Deseret Morning News - Lynn Arave
The majority of the popular hiking books are written by men for men. Although Rogovin Frankel isn't the first woman to write a hiking book, she is one fo the few to write from a woman's point of view. Frankel...demonstrates a strong passion for hiking, an excitement that is conveyed in her writing. Perhaps it is this diverse, worldwide hiking experience that also helps make her book stand out from the crowd.
Columbia State - Linda Lamb
Frankel draws on decades of experience to offer ideas for mountain hiking. Frankel's enthusiasm for her subject might make you want to take a hike.
Wisconsin Bookwatch
A very practical hiking guide written especially for women seeking to camp or travel about in a mountain wilderness area. Very highly recommended for female hikers.
Women In The Outdoors
Targeting both the couch potato and the physically fit, Frankel prescribes numerous exercise regiminesbased on an individual's fitness level and recommends treks in the States, Asia and Europe.
The Atlantic Journal-Constitution - Julia McBee
...fascinating and informative

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586671013
Publisher:
Derrydale Press
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Edith Frankel grew up in the city but was introduced to mountain hiking while on her honeymoon in England's Lake District. She is currently a university professor living in Israel.

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