Myrtle Simpson is a living legend. Described as the 'mother of Scottish skiing', she has been an adventurer longer than most of us have been alive.
More than 50 years ago, she proved that women are just as tough as men—or tougher—at skiing, mountaineering, and carrying out polar expeditions. In 1965, she was the first woman to ski across Greenland unsupported, and she undertook a major expedition to the North Pole in 1969. Myrtle blazed her own trail, having experiences most people only dream about, all while writing books about her adventures and raising four children.