(Last Updated On: April 10, 2010)
Lizzy Scully contributed an article in Climbing magazine highlighting the history of female mountaineering in the Karakoram, a region in Pakistan presently torn apart by war. Female mountaineering has had a strong presence there, pioneered by well-known Fanny Bullock Workman back in the early 1900’s.
Fanny Bullock Workman
Since then many women have paved the way, including Hettie Dhyrenfurth, Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Chantal Mauduit, and many others. The article talks briefly about the contribution of many women, and the double-standards that so many women have to face in a male-dominated sport.
Check out the article on Climbing Magazine’s website here: In the Footsteps of Fanny: Women in the Karakoram