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wonderwoman


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Arlene Blum - conquering mountains and the chemical industry
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Arlene Blum, whose climbing exploits included leading the first female ascent of Annapurna, is being recognized as one of Dove's "Women Who Should Be Famous". In addition to her climbing accomplishments, Arlene is responsible for the removal 'Tris', a flame retardant that is easily absorbed through the skin, from baby pajamas.

I got to meet Arlene Blum at a flame retardant conference a few years back. Once i realized that she was indeed the Arlene Blum, I brought in my Annapurna book for her to sign. If you want to be inspired, here is a little bit of her story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBUt9NeQNU0

Thanks, Arlene, for all that you do!


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Pretty rad. I bought her book years ago, the first climbing/mountaineering book I read like that. I always wanted one of the "women's place" t-shirts too.


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granite_grrl wrote:
I always wanted one of the "women's place" t-shirts too.

Me, too! Maybe HG can make some up.

A Woman's Place Is On Top!


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wonderwoman wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
I always wanted one of the "women's place" t-shirts too.

Me, too! Maybe HG can make some up.

A Woman's Place Is On Top!

Wouldn't be the same. I'd want the design that used for funding Annapurna expidition, otherwise it's a cheap knock off.


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granite_grrl wrote:
wonderwoman wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
I always wanted one of the "women's place" t-shirts too.

Me, too! Maybe HG can make some up.

A Woman's Place Is On Top!

Wouldn't be the same. I'd want the design that used for funding Annapurna expidition, otherwise it's a cheap knock off.

Nowadays, proceeds might be able to go to her flame retardant work. Not a bad idea!


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Thanks for posting
A inspiring lady


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wow, amazing. I am going to look into getting her to give a speech at one of our WIN events.

She is amazing.


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wonderwoman wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
I always wanted one of the "women's place" t-shirts too.

Me, too! Maybe HG can make some up.

A Woman's Place Is On Top!

a friend got me one a few years ago. i believe she purchased it from arlene blum's website.

don't do a knockoff, get one from blum directly, i think the proceeds go to a non profit org.


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http://www.arleneblum.com/t_shirts.html


note, it doesn't say if the proceeds go to non profit, but i would be okay if arlene blum made a buck or two off of a t-shirt


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macherry wrote:
http://www.arleneblum.com/t_shirts.html


note, it doesn't say if the proceeds go to non profit, but i would be okay if arlene blum made a buck or two off of a t-shirt

Thanks for the link! I'm all for supporting her, too. She does great work.


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