"Mountain Girls"

Women aren't just breaking trail in the Alps,

they're blazing it. 

In 1808, a young French girl named Marie Paradis became the first woman to summit Mont Blanc. Her account recalls how guide Jacques Balmat and two others dragged her up the mountain even though she begged them to throw her into a crevasse and continue without her…continue reading

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TRACI J. MACNAMARA

writer | editor | educator