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Did you know that Annie Smith Peck was born today in 1850 in Providence, Rhode Island? She was an American mountaineer and author. Annie Smith Peck wanted to attend college after high school, but at the time was not admitted because she was a woman. When she turned 27, she enrolled in a University that had started accepting female students. She graduated with honors and continued on to earn a master’s degree. She started climbing mountains when she was 35. Annie Smith Peck toured the world and gave presentations about her experiences. She also wrote 4 books encouraging others to travel and explore the world. She climbed her last mountain when she was 82.

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