Woman of the week:

Kate Chopin

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Woman of the week:

Jeanne Immink

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Jeanne Immink. Foto Archiv Österreichischer Alpenverein

born October 10, 1853 in Amsterdam
died August 20, 1929 in Milan

Dutch mountaineer. First woman to climb on difficult rock


Jeanne Immink achieved glory and honor in the male-dominated field of Alpine mountaineering. At the end of the nineteenth century mountaineering was exclusively a male activity. This Dutch woman showed, however, that women too are quite capable of dealing with risks and dangers. Jeanne Immink is credited with inventing the climbing harness and was the first woman to wear sports gear (pants instead of a skirt). Moreover, she elevated mountaineering to her purpose in life. It is hard to imagine today how revolutionary her behavior seemed at the time. Jeanne Immink, née Diest, was from a German-Jewish family, and very …

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Woman of the week:

Anna Ancher

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Woman of the week:

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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