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How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt

A Handbook for the Lady Adventurer

Mick Conefrey

Ever wondered how to cook a locust or sweet-talk a cannibal? Welcome to the captivating world of female explorers – women just as inspiring, brave, and occasionally downright strange as all the Shackletons, Mallorys, and Livingstones.


Discover who dressed up as a Tibetan peasant to explore Asia and why you shouldn’t let a gorilla near your bedroom. Learn how to spot a good camel and who carried two holsters on her horse: one for a loaded revolver and one for tea-making equipment.


Pairing intrepid stories of yesteryear with hilarious retro tips from history’s greatest female adventurers, How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt is perfect for both seasoned explorers and office workers dreaming of that next big trip abroad.

  • Publication date: October 4, 2012
  • ISBN: 9781851689613
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication date: October 1, 2011
  • ISBN: 9781851688418
  • RRP: £10.99
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication date: October 1, 2011
  • ISBN: 9781851688661
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 224


 'How to Climb Mont Blanc is serious and informative, yet fun, too.'

Independent on Sunday


Daily Mail

One of the Top Five Christmas books for adults.

The Times

Mick Conefrey

Mick Conefrey is author of the award-winning Adventurer’s Handbook, currently in development with Universal Pictures. An internationally recognised documentary film-maker, he has won many awards for his films on mountaineering and exploration; most prominent is his 2002 film The Race for Everest with the BBC.

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