A Woman's Place is at the Top: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

On April 28th, the Museum of the White Mountains (MWM) is hosting author Hannah Kimberly as she gives a special look into the life of Annie Smith Peck, one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you never heard of. Until now. 

In her new book, A WOMAN’S PLACE IS AT THE TOP: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers, Kimberley presents the first comprehensive biography of this remarkable woman who transcended the limitations and expectations of her time. An early feminist and accomplished adventurer, Peck first gained fame for climbing the Matterhorn—not for her daring alpine feat, but because she climbed wearing pants—and would eventually be the first climber ever to conquer Mount Huascaran (21,812 feet) in 1908. 

"This biography involves a more intimate view of Peck and her accomplishments," said Kimberly. "One that recreates her dramatic achievements and iron resolve to explore uncharted territory in a world dominated by men."

This special event will take place at the Museum of the White Mountains, a local museum located in Plymouth, NH working to obtain, maintain, and provide access to resources and activities that educate and engage the community with the region’s artistic, historical, geographic, and cultural treasures. Free and open to all, this event is presented in partnership with us, the Squam Lakes Association. 

Copies of Hannah Kimberly's book will be available at the event for $25. Both the SLA and the Museum of the White Mountains will get $1 donation per book sold. Sales are cash or checks only- checks made out to Bayswater Books. 

Afterwards, the Squam Lakes Association will be leading a guided hike to Whitten Woods in Ashland, NH. The hike will begin at 11:30am. Sign up for the hike at the event! 

For more information about this event, please contact the Squam Lakes Association by calling (603) 968-7336, or emailing info@squamlakes.org