Women On Adventure is a blog by K.L. Webber exploring our rich shared history of women's adventure writing. This curated collection of quotations showcases the opinions and experiences of influential female travellers in their own words.

WOA Image: "The dark, jagged peaks that closed in the distance were just that rich, deep, incredible ultra-marine blue..."

By nine, we were on the road again, following the narrow gorge that was soon to lead us into the real world of Dolomite. The morning was now alternately bright and showery, and the dark, jagged peaks that closed in the distance were of just that rich, deep, incredible ultra-marine blue that Titian loved and painted so often in his landscape backgrounds.

Longarone, Italy, 1872


Source: Amelia B. Edwards, Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys, London: Longman’s, Green & Co., 1873 

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"Wise and experienced chief officers never see Mrs. S.’s crates, but young and truculent ones do..."

"Several times we had to rush over places where the ice buckled under us."