Pioneer Spirits

From Alpenglow Magazine

“Colorado women have climbed a long way since the pioneer days of the 19th and the early 20th centuries.

Take early-day female mountain climbers. They certainly had the right stuff although you wouldn’t have known it from the conventions of the day. They were not supposed to climb without me, who they were expected to follow behind. And they were expected to follow behind. And they were expected to dress “porperly” for their ascents–in skirts and corsets!”
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