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Quotation by Annie Smith Peck
I am afraid if there is anything to be afraid of. A precipice cannot hurt you. Lions and tigers can. The streets of New York I consider more dangerous than the Matterhorn to a thoroughly competent and careful climber.
Annie Smith Peck (1850–1935), U.S. mountain climber. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 15 (December 1977).
Said c. 1925 by the pioneering climber who, at seventy-five, was still scaling mountains. She conquered her last peak at age 82: the 5,363-foot Mt. Madison in New Hampshire.
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