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Lizzie Le Blond, Mountaineer Phenomná

    • History

This week Shaunna tells us all about Lizzie LeBlond who left a luxurious life in Greystones to become one of the world's first female mountaineers. She traveled to great heights especially considering that she didn't even know how to put on her own boots when she set out. Reese Witherspoon eat your heart out



Notes/ Further Reading:

County Wicklow Heritage: A Wicklow Woman's War 

Women's Museum of Ireland: Elizabeth Lizzie LeBlond 

Irish Times: Greystones woman climbed mountains in a skirt so not to offend  

Irish Times: The Greystones woman who climbed the Alps in long skirts to avoid scandal

The Royal Parks, Brompton Graveyard: Elizabeth le Blond

Into the Jaws of Death: British Military Blunders, 1879–1900 by Mike Snook

This week Shaunna tells us all about Lizzie LeBlond who left a luxurious life in Greystones to become one of the world's first female mountaineers. She traveled to great heights especially considering that she didn't even know how to put on her own boots when she set out. Reese Witherspoon eat your heart out



Notes/ Further Reading:

County Wicklow Heritage: A Wicklow Woman's War 

Women's Museum of Ireland: Elizabeth Lizzie LeBlond 

Irish Times: Greystones woman climbed mountains in a skirt so not to offend  

Irish Times: The Greystones woman who climbed the Alps in long skirts to avoid scandal

The Royal Parks, Brompton Graveyard: Elizabeth le Blond

Into the Jaws of Death: British Military Blunders, 1879–1900 by Mike Snook

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