A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below: Peck, Annie S.
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A Search for the Apex of America: High Mountain Climbing in Peru and Bolivia including The Conquest of Huascarán, with some Observations on the Country and People Below

Author(s): Peck, Annie S.

Copyright: 1911, Dodd, Mead, NY
Specifications: 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 370, photo frontis, 123 bw photos, fldg map, gilt dec pale green cloth
Condition: cloth rubbed, name on ffep, tight, vg

Peck (1850-1935) was an American educator, writer, suffragette, pioneering mountaineer and founding member of the American Alpine Club. Her ascent of the Matterhorn in 1895 brought her to prominence in mountaineering circles not only for her climb but her choice to wear men’s climbing attire. Further climbing took her to Orizaba (1897), Popocatepetl (1897), and Sorata (1904). With her sights set on a mountain higher than Aconcagua she organized and led an expedition to make the first ascent of Nevado Huascarán (1908). Numerous attempts were made before finally making the first ascent of the lower north peak on her fifth attempt.

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