Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed

Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed

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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


  • 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)


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