Peck, Annie - A SEARCH FOR THE APEX OF AMERICA
Peck, Annie. A SEARCH FOR THE APEX OF AMERICA. Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1911, First American Edition. Thick 8vo. (Xviii), 370 pp, large folding map. Frontispiece, numerous other B&W photographs. Decorated front board, bright with image of mountain and glaciers on grey cloth, gilt lettering. High Mountain Climbing In Peru and Bolivia Including the Conquest of Huascaran, with Some Observation on the Country and People below. First Edition of this captivating memoir. Annie was on the team to first scale Peru's Second highest, 6644m. Huascaran Norte, in 1908. Annie Peck (1850-1935), was a noted mountain climber, adventurer, and suffragette, and a founding member of the American Alpine Club. After ascending the Matterhorn in 1895, she climbed the two highest peaks in Mexico. At 61, Peck even raised a Women's Votes pennant on Peru's Mount Coropuna! We like her famous quote, My home is where my truck is. Signed Annie S. Peck on blank endpaper at Half-Title page. Very Scarce. Slightly bumped corners. No DJ, Decorative Boards VG+, very clean internally.