Monica Jackson obituary


My mother, Monica Jackson, who has died aged 99, was a mountaineer whose passion for the peaks was nurtured by her childhood in India and her adulthood in Scotland. Among her most notable feats was her participation, in the 1950s, in the first all-female expedition to the Himalayas, about which she wrote a book.

Monica was born in Kotagiri, India, to Scottish parents, Heather (nee Kinloch) and her husband, Ralph Morris, who had bought land in the state of Mysore, where they set up a coffee plantation.

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