How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt

A Handbook for the Lady Adventurer


About The Book

The Dangerous Book for Boys – but for girls…

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.

About The Author

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (October 1, 2011)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851688661

Raves and Reviews

 '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

"An exhilarating read. This book will inspire adventurers and armchair travellers alike."

– Jane Robinson - author of Unsuitable for Ladies: An Anthology of Women Travellers

A rip roaring ride through the much unexplored world of the female traveller

– Isy Suttie

Thrilling and fascinating in equal measure

– Isy Suttie

Have twenty-eight pairs of socks and a camel at the ready because you might just want to spring off the sofa and up a mountain

– Isy Suttie

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