New book recognises early women mountaineers

Women mountaineers resizedA new mountaineering title detailing the historical achievements of women mountaineers has recently been published.

Written by Malcolm Craig, ‘Shackles of Convention, Women Mountaineers before 1914’, explores the contributions made by women to the early history of mountaineering, challenging the view that the sport has always been dominated by men.

Craig writes how female mountaineers were largely overlooked during the early years of the sport, and were more often drawn into debates of women’s rights rather than their achievements as pioneers in the mountaineering community.

Having climbed extensively in the Alps, on many of the peaks featured in this book, Craig believes the achievements of women who made early ascents there and across the globe deserve more recognition.

Priced at £19.95, the 268 page hardback is available now and can be ordered directly through publishers Sigma Press.


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