Lucy Walker - The First Woman on the Matterhorn

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.

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