WHS which are linked to noteworthy female achievements in the realm of Exploration.
The connection belongs to History connections.
Huascaran National Park: The lower N summit was first climbed in 1908 by Annie Smith Peck (Possibly the only mountain worldwide to have first been climbed by a woman?).
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers: Joan Margaret Legge(1885-1939) was a botanist from England, who lost her life on 4 July, 1939 while collecting samples at Valley of flowers, India. (wiki) - she was there on behalf of Kew Gardens
Palmyra: Reached by Lady Hester Stanhope in 1812. She later claimed to have been crowned "Queen of Palmyra" under the Triumphal Arch!
Potala Palace: Reached by Alexandra David-Néel in 1924 when it was still "forbidden" -"The First western woman to enter Tibet". Spent 2 months there and "visited the monasteries"
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Women Explorers?
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