Lucy Walker (climber)
Lucy Walker (1836–1916) was a British mountaineer and the first woman to climb the Matterhorn.
Miss Walker began her climbing rather modestly in 1858 when she was advised by her doctor to take up walking as a cure for rheumatism. Accompanied by her father Frank Walker and her brother Horace Walker, both of whom were early members of the Alpine Club, and Oberland guide Melchior Anderegg, she became the first woman to regularly climb in the Alps.
Walker's achievements were, at first, largely unnoticed except by those in her immediate company. Early successes included the first ascent of the Balmhorn (1864), and the first female ascent of the Wetterhorn (1866), Lyskamm (1868) and Piz Bernina (1869). In 1871 she learned that her rival Meta Brevoort, an American female mountaineer, was planning an expedition to climb the Matterhorn. Walker hastily assembled a group and on 22 August, while wearing a white print dress, she became the first woman to stand atop the Matterhorn, and with it gained world renown. Also in that year she completed her fourth ascent of the Eiger during which she is said to have lived on a diet of sponge cake, champagne and Asti Spumante.
In all Lucy Walker completed a total of 98 expeditions. In 1909 she became a member of the newly formed Ladies’ Alpine Club where she was acclaimed as the pioneer of women climbers. In 1913 she was elected its second President and served in that capacity until 1915. She died at her home in Liverpool, England on 10 September 1916.

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The first woman acknowledged to have been a regular alpine climber was Lucy Walker.She was in all respects a conventional victorian woman,not concerned about the status of women in sports or in any other sphere of life.As a girl she had never done anything more active than play croquet,and would never had discovered mountains(the great passion of her life),had it not been for her father,Frank,and brother Horace,who were both well known alpinists.The Walker family.(Lucy standing third from left.Melchior standing far right.)The whole Walker family used to spend summer in the Alps every year,moving from place to place with mother in charge of "Base Camp",keeping her family supplied with everything they needed.Lucy was born in 1836(the year Victoria came to the throne),and first joined on climbs in 1858,ascending Theodule and Monte Moro.In the second year whilst they were staying at the Schwarenbach Inn near Gemmi Pass,lucy gazed up at Altels(3629m)and declared she wanted to climb it.Her father suggested Melchior Anderegg as a suitable guide to assist them,and Lucy never climbed with any other guide from then on!Over the next 21 years they made 98 expeditions together-never just the two of them of course,as respectable young ladies in those days would not travel anywhere with only an unrelated male person as a companion.She took to mountaineering in the quiet buisnesslike self assured way which was characteristic of her nature,and other menfolk had no doupts of her ability and fortitude.She was captivated by mountains from the start,and climbed simply for the beauty,excitement,and danger.Her total support came from her family and Melchior Anderegg(one of the greatest guides of all time)protected her against the spitefullness of people who thought that a woman should not be doing such things.She was a large young lady with dark hair and spectacles and climbed in the normal female attire of voluminous skirts(usually a white print dress),and never resorted to wearing breeches or trousers.Fortified on the mountain by a diet of champagne and sponge-cake,she seemed impervious to hardship,and succeeded by virtue of calm fearlessness and sheer endurance rather than athleticism.Among her notable ascents were Finsteraarhorn in 1862,Eiger in 1864,Jungfrau in 1865,Dom in 1866,Monch and Schreckhorn in 1867,Allalinhorn in 1875,and Monte Viso in 1879.(all with Melchior Anderegg)When asked why she had never married,she replied with typical frankness,"I love mountains and Melchior,and Melchior already has a wife!"Frank and Horace Walker were members of the Alpine Club in London,UK and contributed articles to the Alpine Journal,but Lucy,as a woman,could not even become a member let alone send reports of her numerous ascents.She was however one of the first to join the Ladies Alpine Club when itwas founded in 1907,and in 1912 at the age of 76yrs she bacame its second president(succeeding Mrs,aubrey Le Blond).She was immensely popular amoungst its members and and her witty speeches were greatly enjoyed.She died in 1916,aged 81.A touching mark of respect from male mountaineers of her era came from this engraving by the famous Edward Whymper.Its entitled "The Clubroom Zermatt",and depicts some of the best and most famous mountaineers of the time.Standing by the Clubroom door(right of centre)is Lucy Walker.The engraving was not done from "life",and her inclusion shows the very high esteem in which she was held by all of her fellow alpinists despite the restrictive social rules of the period.Good climbing,Peggy..
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Mark Walker Mountaineering. 261 likes · 26 talking about this. A super active and experienced British Mountain Guide (IFMGA) Mountain Instructor (MIC) specialising in adventurous rock climbing in Snowdonia, alpine climbing and remote ski touring.
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