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The Summit of Knowledge, the Pinnacle of Alpine Collections

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The Alpine Club

55/56 Charlotte Road

London

EC2A 3QF

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The Alpine Club invites you to experience some of the treasures held in its library.

Since the Club was founded in 1857 it has amassed a large collection of printed books, maps, manuscript diaries and journals, photographs, paintings and artefacts from the 16th century to the present - all on mountaineering and the related arts and sciences, principally in the Alps and the Greater Ranges - by climbers, artists, literary figures and travellers.

From Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, from Everest to Kanchenjunga, and to the Arctic, we'll show you everything from first editions of rare books, including presentation copies, to ice axes and alpenstocks, boots, early oxygen equipment, and the original climbers' diaries of some of the most notable first ascents in the history of mountaineering, not forgetting, of course, our wonderful alpine paintings and photographs.

After a one-hour talk and film we will open the bar, and welcome you to stay and talk to our Librarian and Keepers of Collections, and marvel at our exhibition.

Prebooking required.


Doors open at 6, talk from 6.30pm.

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