This is the remarkable account of the first ascent of Mt. Huascarán in Peru in 1908. It is a story of the great suffering and determination of one of the most famous mountaineers of her time, Annie Smith Peck (1850 – 1935).

She recounts in detail her multiple attempts to conquer Huascarán with Peruvian and Swiss guides. With the simple equipment of the day, Peck persisted through setback after setback, until she finally set foot on the summit of “her mountain.”

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