Annie Smith Peck: Record-Breaking Mountaineer

It is a pleasure to bring you the story of Annie Smith Peck – a mountaineer, adventurer, scholar, writer, lecturer, and feminist born in 1850 who refused to accept the norms of her day and instead pushed the boundaries to pave the way for woman in the future. She was one of the first to attend university when it opened its doors to women in the 1870’s, study and travel throughout Europe, participate in male dominated sports in their clothes (like climbing), and took up mountaineering full time after the age of 40. She took on the tallest mountain in Peru, hung “Votes for Women” banners on the summits, and received a Gold medal from Peru’s President. She was a trailblazer, pioneer, explorer, and women’s advocate.

I’d like to thank Charlotte Mangin, Mariana Surillo, Amelie Chabannes, and the UNLADYLIKE2020 team.

Behind the Scenes

Being Interviewed by Charlotte Mangin for Unladylike


Being Interviewed by Nils Krebs for a Documentary about Mike Horn


Being Interviewed by Cecilia Sun for a Documentary about Jing Wang


Music Video – Fearless by Jazmin Grace Grimaldi

I was delighted to appear in Jazmin Grace Grimaldi’s Fearless music video.  Produced by Ian Mellencamp, the lyrics “I can be fearless, I can be fragile. I can be complicated and a little bit wild.  Most importantly when Jazmin says, “I don’t apologize” in her lyrics, this represents female empowerment.  Jazmin is unapologetically herself, forever comfortable knowing that her vulnerability is ultimately a source of her strength.

Download from Apple Music / iTunes – the acoustic and pop versions are very different and awesome.

Photos from the video release party at Spring Studios, New York, NY