From an essay she wrote:
I saw no reason, why women, ipso facto, should be incapable of leading a good climb. They had, as a matter of fact, already done so, on some few scattered occasions. But why not make it a regular thing, on the usual climbs of the day?…I decided to try some climbs not only guideless, but manless.
- Fannie Quigley (miner, hunter, and brewer who used mine shafts as beer fridges)
- Ashima Shiraishi (incredibly successful teen mountain climber)
- Lhakpa Sherpa (who has climbed Everest more than any other woman)
- Junko Tabei (first woman to summit Everest)
- The Cholita climbers of Bolivia (whose outfits are so on point)