Summit: 150 Years of the Alpine Club

Summit: 150 Years of the Alpine Club

George Band


Founded in 1857, Britain's Alpine membership was once the world's first hiking society. Its background is the heritage of climbing, and from the start, its participants were on the innovative of globally mountaineering. This book begins with the story of the Club's inception, then takes readers throughout the evolution of the Alpine culture, the advance of mountain climbing among the wars, and on to postwar triumphs. It explores the Golden Decade of the 8000m peaks within the Fifties in addition to how advancements in know-how have enabled ever steeper faces and partitions to be conquered. Illustrated with a lavish number of photographs from the Alpine membership files, this ebook is as good-looking because it is compelling.

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