Annie Smith Peck


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Annie Smith Peck (19 October 1850 in Providence, Rhode Island – 18 July 1935 in New York, New York) was an American mountaineer.

Peck was born into a wealthy family, which made it possible for her to get a good education. She attended the Rhode Island Normal School, graduating in 1872. She enrolled at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1878 with a major in Greek and Classical ... more »

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  • ''Climbing is unadulterated hard labor. The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going where no man has been before and where few can follow.''
    Annie Smith Peck (1850-1935), U.S. mountain climber. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 15 (December 1977). Said c. 1925 by the pioneering clim...
  • ''Nothing to mountaineering, just a little physical endurance, a good deal of brains, lots of practice, and plenty of warm clothing.''
    Annie Smith Peck (1850-1935), U.S. mountain climber. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, pp. 13-14 (December 1977). Said c. 1895 by the pioneering ...
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