Dorothy Pilley Richards
|Dorothy Pilley Richards|
Dorothy Pilley - Secretary of the British Women's Patriotic League, c.1922
|Born||Dorothy Eleanor Pilley|
|Occupation||Writer & Mountaineer|
|Notable work||Climbing Days, 1935|
Dorothy Pilley Richards (16 September 1894 in Camberwell, London – 24 September 1986 in Cambridge) was a prominent female mountaineer. She began climbing in Wales and joined the Fell and Rock Climbing Club, later helping found The Pinnacle Club in 1921.
In 1928, she made the celebrated first ascent of the north north west ridge of the Dent Blanche, with Joseph Georges, Antoine Georges and her husband , which she described in her well-regarded memoir, Climbing Days (1935).
- Alpine Club Guide Books: Pennine Alps Central (1st ed.). The Alpine Club, London. 1975. pp. 107–109. ISBN 090052314X.
- Dorothy Pilley Richards (1935). Climbing Days (1st ed.). London: G. Bell and Sons.
- "Climbing Days". Faber & Faber. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
- Norbury, Katharine (26 June 2016). Book of the Day: Climbing Days by Dan Richards – review The Guardian
- Dorothy Pilley (Mrs. I. A. Richards), Climbing Days (London: Bell, 1935)
- Carol A. Osborne, "Richards , Dorothy Eleanor (1894–1986)" in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 15 August 2010