Great Article from Climbing: Female Mountaineers in the Karakoram

(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.


Wanda Rutkiewicz

Check out the article on Climbing Magazine’s website here: In the Footsteps of Fanny: Women in the Karakoram

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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