Lucania 2021: SUMMIT!!!
Updated: May 24, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 26th 2021
Kluane National Park & Preserve, Yukon, Canada
Contact: Lonnie Dupre 218.370.2015 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt. Lucania 2♀21
On April 26, 2021, at 3:34 p.m. PDT, Canadian Pascale Marceau and Eva Capozzola (USA) became the first all-woman team to reach the summit of Mt. Lucania (5226m / 17,146ft), Canada’s third tallest peak.
Image from Mt. Frances, AK winter ascent 2021 by Lonnie Dupre.
“I am so proud of Pascale and Eva! They have demonstrated that women need not play ’second fiddle’ in mountaineering and exploration…what an inspiration!” - Lonnie Dupre
Mt. Lucania (5226m), Canada’s third tallest peak, is notoriously windy and cold. Nestled deep in the Yukon’s Kluane National Park and Reserve, this seldom-visited peak has only been climbed by less than a handful of women, and never by an all-woman team. Mt. Lucania lies 65km north of its famous neighbor, Mt. Logan - Canada’s tallest mountain. Due to its remoteness and harsh weather, this lesser-known peak is rarely climbed.
Their hope is to motivate others to follow their dreams and foster appreciation for Canada’s wild places. Also close to their hearts is to inspire and boost women’s contributions and involvement in mountaineering overall.
PASCALE MARCEAU has over 15 years of mountain adventuring under her belt, and has recently been focusing on remote, cold weather, exploratory firsts.
EVA CAPOZZOLA lives to capture images that inspire inquiry into our own humanity with deep curiosity, critical thinking, and heart. She brings a photojournalistic soul to her work documenting climbing, outdoor adventures, and expeditions.
Image from Pascale & Eva preparing to take off for Lucania 2021 by Michael Schmidt, FRCGS Photography
With huge appreciation for their supporters who help make this the special journey that it is:
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
The Society of Woman Geographers