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ARTICLE: Trailblazing Mountaineering Women - Anne Lister and Ann Walker

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 UKC Articles 19 May 2022

Rebecca Batley profiles two trailblazing women in mountaineering: Anne Lister and Anne Walker.

188 years ago, Ann Walker - the wife of diarist Anne Lister, Halifax's infamous Gentleman Jack - sat down in the Alps and cried. She had been walking, climbing and riding all day. Ann felt nauseous, tired and her gown was uncomfortable, but after a few minutes, determined not to be defeated, she got back to her feet and ascended to the top of Vauzaz/Vozal.

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 saintlade 23 May 2022
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look forward to seeing the book in print and reading.

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Queer women and mountaineering?! Yes please! I loved the programme Gentleman Jack but had no idea about this side of their lives. Thanks for shining a light on it, excited to read the book.

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Looks interesting.

I see the  Mount Snowdon thing was around then too  


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