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A Look Back at Washington's Pioneering Female Mountaineers

Women made up a huge part of The Mountaineers' Everett chapter from 1911 on.

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In an era before women could vote, they still climbed shoulder to shoulder with men in the Everett chapter of The Mountaineers. This blog examines Pacific Northwest hiking, climbing, and skiing dating back to 1911 with “lady Mountaineers” dressed in ankle-length skirts.