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UC Berkeley’s Arlene Blum Gives Talk on Mountaineering and Green Science

Arlene_Blum_posterArlene Blum, environmental scientist, author, and mountaineer, will share her favorite photos and stories from her historic mountaineering expeditions as well as her scientific work with the Green Science Policy Institute protecting our health and environment on Thursday, July 17, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Blum is a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley’s Department of Chemistry, and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. Some of her climbs included: the first American and all-women’s ascent of Annapurna I, the first women’s team up Mt. McKinley, the first American woman to attempt Mt Everest, the first traverse of the Great Himalaya Range of Bhutan, Nepal and India, and hiked the length of the European Alps with her baby daughter on her back. She has written two books, Annapurna: A Woman’s Place and Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life.

The event is sponsored by the Lab’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.  If you have any questions, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Office at

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(Note: Blum’s talk was recorded and saved in our archives. Click here to watch.)