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Group: Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University
When: Saturday, April 28, 10 am
Where: Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth, NH
Details: Join author, Hannah Kimberly, as she gives a special look into the life of Annie Smith Peck, one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century. In her new book, A WOMAN’S PLACE IS AT THE TOP: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers, Kimberley presents the first comprehensive biography of this remarkable woman who transcended the limitations and expectations of her time. An early feminist and accomplished adventurer, Peck first gained fame for climbing the Matterhorn—not for her daring alpine feat, but because she climbed wearing pants—and would eventually be the first climber ever to conquer Mount Huascaran (21,812 feet) in 1908. Free and open to all. Presented in collaboration with the Squam Lakes Association at the Museum of the White Mountains.
After the talk, the Squam Lakes Association will be leading a guided hike to Whitten Woods in Ashland, NH. The hike will begin at 11:30am.