Lucy Walker - The First Woman on the MatterhornFri Night Vid

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150 years ago in 1871, Liverpudlian Lucy Walker became the first woman to climb the Matterhorn. She not only managed the climb in cumbersome skirts and hobnail boots but also overcame a deeply embedded gender bias in mountaineering, inspiring countless future female alpinists to follow in her footsteps.

This year, Mammut and Swiss Tourism have teamed up to celebrate Lucy's feat as part of the 100% Women Peak Challenge, sending British outdoor adventurer Olivia Jane to the mountain.

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18 Sep, 2021

tl;dw the "British outdoor adventurer" didn't manage to "conquer" the "most iconic mountain in the world" despite "building her upper body strength", "training in an oxygen tent", and wanting to follow in the footsteps of the "first female to conquer it".

19 Sep, 2021

Actually, why on earth would you train in an oxygen tent for a lower oxygen environment?

21 Sep, 2021

Are you a 19th century Victorian woman?

22 Sep, 2021

Mammut's doing really well on here recently; this jaw-dropping adventure was a fitting follow-up to the news about the incredible Climbax.

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