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Elizabeth Alice Frances Hawkins-Whitshed (1860-1934)

Her name changed some times during her life.

1860-1879 Mrs Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed,
1879-1886 Mrs. Fred Burnaby, (see The life of Colonel Fred Burnaby by Thomas Wright 1908)
1886-1892 Mrs. Main,
1900 - Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
Lizzie was her nickname in mountains

Alpiniste (mountaineer), écrivain (writer), photographe (photographer)
In the Alps (Chamonix, Courmayeur, Zermatt, Davos, St Moritz, Dauphiné)  she met some of the best mountaineers of the pioneering time, Edouard Cupelin, Joseph Imboden, Whymper, Vittorio Sella ...

In 1883, was a member of French Alpine club , Section du Mont-Blanc
In 1907, she became its first president of Ladies' Alpine Club

Books

  • The high Alps in winter, or, Mountaineering in search of health (1883)
  • High life and towers of silence (1886)
  • My home in the Alps (1892)
  • Hints on snow photography (1894)
  • Cities and sights of Spain (1900, 1904)
  • True tales of mountain adventure, for non-climbers young and old (1902, 1915)
  • Adventures on the roof of the world (1904, 1907, 1916)
  • The story of an alpine winter (1907; Roman)
  • Mountaineering in the land of the midnight sun (1908) [3]
  • Charlotte Sophie Countess Bentinck, her life and times, 1715–1800, 2 Bände (1912, 1926)
  • The old gardens of Italy, how to visit them (1912, 1926; 92 Photos)
  • Day in, day out (1928; Mémoires - Lebenserinnerungen)

Images


Matterhorn

Matterhorn

Cornice

Cornice

Matterhorn hut

Matterhorn hut

Matterhorn

Matterhorn

Rising mist

Rising mist

Ten minutes halt for breakfast

Ten minutes halt for breakfast

Strahlhorn - Allalinhorn

Strahlhorn - Allalinhorn

Winter view from Monte Rosa

Winter view from Monte Rosa

Au Mont Rose

Au Mont Rose

Hard work

Hard work

An instant halt to choose the best way up by a steep wall of rock

An instant halt to choose the best way up by a steep wall of rock

Joseph Biner

Joseph Biner

Matterhorn

Matterhorn

Hans et Christian Grass

Hans et Christian Grass

Christian Almer

Christian Almer


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