NTK: Gertrude Benham

Country of Birth: England

Birthday: July 1867

the 411: She was an explorer and a mountaineer. She set out to climb almost every mountain on every continent. She was also an avid hiker, walking from Valparaiso, Chile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Talk about stamina, right?

Benham climbed more than 300 peaks in her lifetime to satisfy a “spirit of wanderlust that has entered my soul.”

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