Just as today, those with adventurous spirits have long been drawn to Alaska. Whether as gold rush stampeders, or wilderness seekers, to those who set mountain climbing records, women from the past continue to be inspiring figures.
- Leonie von Meusebach-Zesch, 20th-century practicing dentist who spent fifteen years in Alaska including travelling to remote communities. Listed in Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonie_von_Meusebach%E2%80%93Zesch
Celia Hunter, was a tireless outdoor adventurer, among her many accomplishments in Alaska's early conservation movement. https://alaskaconservation.org/about/people/history-founders/celia-hunter/
- The 50th Anniversary of the First All-Female Denali Summit https://www.nps.gov/dena/blogs/the-50th-anniversary-of-the-first-all-female-denali-summit.htm
- Women on Top of the World https://www.nps.gov/dena/blogs/women-at-the-top.htm
- Women and Minorities in the Outdoors, Alaska Public Media https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/01/06/women-and-minorities-in-the-outdoors/
- Formidable women of Alaska, Alaska Public Media https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/05/31/formidable-women-of-alaska/
Last updated: August 27, 2020