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Annie Smith Peck

In the same May 9, 1909 issue of The Washington Herald, the World’s Greatest Explorer, Miss Annie Smith Peck is also featured. The Rhode Island native took up mountain climbing at the age of 44 and climbed the highest peaks 40 years before Sir Edmund Hillary.

more info: http://www.ric.edu/faculty/rpotter/smithpeck.html

This is a picture of the famous mountain climber, who recently conquered the peak of Aconcaqua, in South Africa. She is now making preparations for an ascent of the hitherto impregnable Mount Everest, in Asia, the highest peak in the world.

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