Men? Mountaineer Miriam O’Brien Underhill Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Men – She pioneered and argued for “manless” climbing in a hugely influential 1934 essay. 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,... Read more »
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