Annie Smith Peck


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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 climber who, at seventy-five, was still scaling mountains. She conquered her last peak at age 82: the 5,363-foot Mt. Madison in New Hampshire.
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  • ''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 climber who mastered her last peak at age 82: the 5,363-foot Mt. Madison in New Hampshire.

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