Two Summers in the Ice-Wilds of Eastern Karakoram: The Exploration of Nineteen Hundred Square Miles of Mountain and Glacier - Fanny Bullock Workman, William Hunter Workman 1917 - T. Fisher Unwin Limited, London - First Edition Robinson [Wayward Women] amusingly describes Fanny as having ‘practically battered the Karakorams into submission, first treading them over with her squat, hob-nailed figure and then pinning them down on virgin maps and charts to take home for the various Geographical Societies of England and America to fight over’.

Fanny, a suffragist as well as a bit of a publicity hound, made sure the world knew of her achievements as a pioneering female climber. Among other achievements, she held the women's altitude record for 28 years after her conquest of 23,000-ft Pinnacle Peak in 1906. She was also the first woman to lecture at the Sorbonne, and only the second to speak at the Royal Geographical Society. This scarce first edition of
Two Summers in the Ice-Wilds of Eastern Karakoram chronicles the couple's fifth and final expedition across this large mountain range located in the regions of Gilgit–Baltistan, Ladakh, and southern Xinjiang, and spanning the borders between Pakistan, India and China, in which they explored the Hush valley and the Saltoro and Baltoro Glaciers Illustrated with 138 of 141 plates (most full page, some folding) and three folding maps.
  The American husband and wife team were wealthy, zealous, and energetic explorers who together made many expeditions to the Himalayas.

The object of placing my full name in connection with the [Siachen Glacier] expedition, is not because I wish in any way to thrust myself forward, but solely that in the accomplishments of women, now and in the future, it should be known to them and stated in print that a woman was the initiator and special leader of this expedition. When, later, woman occupies her acknowledged position as an individual worker in all fields, as well as those of exploration, no such emphasis of her work will be needed; but that day has not fully arrived, and at present it behooves women, for the benefit of their sex, to put what they do, at least, on record.’

‘Although she wrote travel books in collaboration with her husband, she took the opportunity in them to wave the feminist banner, stressing that she and William had taken turns in organising their eight Karakoram expeditions, and that she, as a woman, was equal to any man in everything but his habitual small-mindedness.’ - Jane Robinson, Wayward Women.

References: Jill Neate,
Mountaineering Literature W126. W R Neate, Mountaineering and its Literature 930. Robinson 31.
pp. 296. w/o plates on p28, 262, 270.
  Bound to style in recent brown half calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, burgundy morocco title label, new endpapers.   Condition: Very good, perforated stamp on first page of text, accession date and number stamped on copyright and author's note pages; line in marker across top edge; else clean. Maps expertly repaired/reinforced at the folds (on the back only). Without 3 plates [opposite pages 28, 262, 270]   Ref: 105849   Price: HK$ 6,500