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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 00:53

Edurne Poster FINAL

The WMCC and Mountaineering Books proudly present: a special evening with Edurne Pasaban, the first woman to climb the world's fourteen 8,000m peaks!

Edurne Pasaban is the author of TILTING AT MOUNTAINS: Love, Tragedy, And Triumph On The World's Highest Peaks (Mountaineers, 2014); Translated by local western Mass climber María José Giménez!

From the Mountaineers Books website:
Pasaban is one of the best high-altitude climbers in the world today.

On May 17, 2010, a 37-year-old Spaniard named Edurne Pasaban became the first woman to climb all fourteen peaks higher than 8,000 meters. This record-breaking accomplishment put the Basque woman on National Geographic’s 2010 “Adventurers of the Year” list. The next year, both The Alpinist and Outside magazines placed her on their “Adventurers of the Year” lists, too.

Published for the first time in English, Tilting at Mountains tells Edurne’s heartfelt and deeply personal story. She details not only how she came to climb the 8,000-meter peaks——the competitive nature of her Basque heritage played a role, as did, admittedly, an interest in handsome climbing guides——but also how her love for the mountains pulled her from a deep, soul-crushing depression. The book covers her climbs on all the 8,000-meter peaks, some of which were almost cakewalks while others were climbed at great cost, including the loss of close friends.

All proceeds from book sales go towards the WMCC

 
 
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Last Updated on Saturday, 01 August 2015 21:15

WMCC T-shirts - $20 (plus shipping)

A custom designed word cloud with the names of over 200 classic Western Mass routes and boulders! Printed on a comfy, cotton Prana shirt made in the USA. 

LIMITED QUANTITY. Order them here or pick one up at Central Rock Hadley!

Make sure you tell us what size and color you want (Paypal order form):
Gender: Male and Female cuts
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large (sizes running large)
Men's Medium SOLD OUT, but since sizes run large, try on a small. They'll probably do the job!
Fabric Colors: Blue and Green
 

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Rose Ledge Guidebook by Al Rubin - $20 (plus shipping)

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Didn't find what you wanted to buy but still want to support WMCC's ongoing mission? Feel free to make a donation!

The WMCC has continued to expand it's mission protecting and preserving climbing areas in western Mass with another very successful year. We've got an aggressive agenda  both in terms of fundraising and protection efforts. The latest news is the transfer of our remaining $30,000 commercial loan for the Farley property to the Access Fund saving the WMCC nearly $3,500 in interest.  Money we can put to better use elsewhere. Check the Access Fund for more information. (www.accessfund.org)

The financial obligations to continue the work we do remain however and we are asking all of you in the climbing community and those that support the mission of the WMCC to consider an end of year donation. Any and all amounts are valuable.

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