Valley Of Giants: Stories from Women at the Heart of Yosemite Climbing

Valley Of Giants: Stories from Women at the Heart of Yosemite Climbing

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Though long overlooked, women have always been at the center of Yosemite--climbing, crafting equipment and establishing new routes. In Valley of Giants, editor and climber Lauren DeLaunay Miller pulls together journal excerpts, original essays, interviews, archival materials, and memorable firsts that span the past century of climbing in the Valley.

This first-ever collection of both famed and untold stories from women at the heart of Yosemite climbing gathers almost 40 contributors, from Bea Vogel who forged her own pitons to Molly Higgins who participated in the first all-female ascent of the 
Nose on El Capitan to Liz Robbins who established routes in Yosemite Valley during the Golden Age.

Organized into five distinct eras in Yosemite climbing history, this groundbreaking anthology captures a range of stories from heartbreaking losses to soaring joys, trip reports of significant ascents to moments that convey the larger essence of the Valley--and what it means to call this iconic place "home."

Paperback - 240 pages