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150 years since Lucy Walker was the first Woman on the Matterhorn

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150 years since Lucy Walker was the first Woman on the Matterhorn
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150 years since Lucy Walker was the first Woman on the Matterhorn

A woman’s place was seen as firmly in the home when British woman Lucy Walker became the first female to summit 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, 150 years later, 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 Zermatt to scale the mountain. This short film follows her as she prepares for the challenge, learns more about Lucy Walker, and explores some of the most beautiful alpine scenery in the world.

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