Peck’s Peak

Ms. Annie Smith Peck (b.1850) was a Mountaineer, Suffragette, Author and Lecturer. She was interested in Latin America, and its climbing opportunities, among which was Huascaran in Peru. She was the first woman to scale it in 1908. 20 years on, Peru renamed the mountain in her honor.

In 1911 she put a banner for women on top of Mt. Coropuna. She kept climbing things, primarily mountains, until she was 82. To the astonishment and dismay of the press, she wore pants when in the field.

Rhinos have never lingered in South America, just why We cannot say; just didn’t work out. But We can hail Ms. Peck’s vigor and sense of Adventure. With or without pants.

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