150 Years of the Alpine Club

Book - 2006
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Founded in 1857, Britain's Alpine Club was the world's first mountaineering society. Its history is the history of mountaineering, and from the beginning, its members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering. In Summit , noted climber George Band, author of the international best-seller Everest , begins his story at the Club's inception, then takes us through the evolution of the Alpine tradition, the development of climbing between the wars, and on to postwar triumphs. He explores the Golden Decade of the 8000m peaks in the 1950s as well as how improvements in technology have enabled ever steeper faces and walls to be conquered. Illustrated with a lavish selection of photos from the Alpine Club archives, Summit is as handsome as it is compelling.
Publisher: London : Collins, c2006
ISBN: 9780007203642
Branch Call Number: 796.522092 BAN NVD
Additional Contributors: Alpine Club (London, England)
Alternative Title: Summit


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