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An "iron lady" with a warm heart

Myrtle Simpson in Munich

The Alpine Museum of the German Alpine Club in Munich is paradise for someone like Myrtle Simpson:
Half a century ago, the 89-yr-old Scot went on expeditions to satiate her appetite for adventure. At the Alpine Museum the adventurer, who stars in the Banff Tour documentary A LIFE ON ICE, discovers gear and apparel reminding her of her exploits in the Peruvian Alps and Greenland. While visiting Munich, Simpson told us more about the challenges of being a woman on expedition back in the day. And she surprised us by disclosing how her karabiners from way back when are still in use today.