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Women Explorers (JR)

100 Years of Mountain Adventure

by (author) Helen Rolfe

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 2007
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2007
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 5
  • Reading age: 11 to 18


Canadian women have been conquering mountains for more than 100 years. The early pioneers set the standard for the women who followed. This group of extraordinary women include the founder of the Alpine Club of Canada and the first North American woman to summit Everest. These women were all strong and determined, and shared a love of adventure.

About the author

Helen Rolfe lives with her family in Canmore, Alberta. She too felt the pull of the Rocky Mountains, and moved west from Ontario in her early twenties. She has been there ever since.

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Librarian Reviews

Women Explorers: 100 Years of Mountain Adventure (Amazing Stories: Junior Edition)

Canadian women have been conquering mountains for more than a century. The extraordinary women featured in this book include Sharon Wood, Gertrude Benham, Elizabeth Parker, Caroline Hinman, Georgia Englehard and Leanne Allison. Includes black-and-white photos, timeline, glossary and bibliography.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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