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Ordinary women, extraordinary adventures

Jill "Not the adventure of a lifetime ... just the adventure of life"
The list author says: "I am working to put together a list of compelling adventure narratives by writers who are simply ordinary women battling personal and environmental challenges to achieve something extraordinary."
Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide
Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide
"A book about the emotional and physical challenges of a record-breaking 2,740-mile mountain bike race along the spine of the Rocky Mountains called the Tour Divide."
Ghost Trails
Ghost Trails
"The journey of an unlikely athlete to one of the world's toughest adventure races, the 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational across Alaska's frozen wilderness."
The Cordillera Volume 1
The Cordillera Volume 1
"A journal of Great Divide mountain bike racing."
A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski
A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski
"Erin and Hig's 4,000-mile trek on foot, packraft and ski from Seattle to a far point of Alaska's Aleutian Islands."
Where the Pavement Ends: One Woman's Bicycle Trip Through Mongolia, China & Vietnam
Where the Pavement Ends: One Woman's Bicycle Trip Through Mongolia, China & Vietnam
"One woman's solo bicycle trek across Mongolia."
Polar Dream: The First Solo Expedition by a Woman and Her Dog to the Magnetic North Pole
Polar Dream: The First Solo Expedition by a Woman and Her Dog to the Magnetic North Pole
"A woman and her faithful dog trek to the North Pole and back."
Miles from Nowhere: A Round the World Bicycle Adventure
Miles from Nowhere: A Round the World Bicycle Adventure
"The ultimate round-the-world bicycle travel book."
Annapurna: A Woman's Place (20th Anniversary Edition)
Annapurna: A Woman's Place (20th Anniversary Edition)
"Arlene Blum writes a compelling narrative about the battles of a woman in an overwhelmingly male sport in the 1960s and 1970s."
Leading Out: Women Climbers Reaching for the Top
Leading Out: Women Climbers Reaching for the Top