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The first biography of Annie Smith Peck explores her legacy as "Queen of the Climbers."
The first biography of Annie Smith Peck explores her legacy as "Queen of the Climbers."

In 1895, 45-year-old mountaineer Annie Smith Peck, of Providence, Rhode Island, was named by The New York Times as the third woman ever to summit the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps. She was also the first woman to do it in pants.

One young fan of hers, Amelia Earhart, said she “felt like an upstart compared to Miss Peck.”  The first biography of Peck's life, "A Woman's Place Is At The Top," explores her legacy as a scholar, a suffragette and the 'Queen of the Climbers.'

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Hannah Kimberley, author of "A Woman’s Place Is at the Top: The Biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers." She tweets @hannahkimber42.

This segment aired on February 8, 2018.

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