When Rachel loses five family members in five months, grief magnifies other absences. Running across moors and mountains used to help her feel at home in her body and the world, but now she becomes painfully aware of her inability to run without being cat-called or followed by strange men, or to walk alone at night without fear. Her eyes are opened to injustices facing women in sport. Rachel goes in search of a new family: the foremothers who blazed a trail at the dawn of outdoor sport. She discovers Lizzie Le Blond, a courageous Anglo-Irishwoman who scaled the Alps in woollen skirts, photographed fearless women climbing, skating and tobogganing at breakneck speeds, and founded the Ladies’ Alpine Club. Telling Lizzie’s story alongside her own, Rachel runs her way from bereavement to belonging, in a world that feels hostile to women.
Author Rachel Hewitt Published by Chatto & Windus ISBN 9781784742898 EAN 9781784742898 Bic Code BM|HBTB| Cover Hardback