American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Europe, France, Alps, Montavert

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1937

Supplemental Notes on Early American Ascents

Montanvert. One of the first American women to visit Chamonix was Fanny W. Hall, whose Rambles in Europe in 1836 appeared in two volumes (New York, 1836). Her excursion to the Mer de Glace was facilitated for “Having been reared in the cold climate of New England I had, at an early age, acquired the somewhat unfeminine accomplishment of sliding on ice.” “When I told her [a peasant] I had come all the way from America to see her wild mountains her astonishment was unbounded.”

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