31 March 2021
Devonport Lecture Theatre, University of Plymouth, Portland Square, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
Drawing on paintings, photographs, climbers' journals and literature, this illustrated talk by Andrew Thompson follows in the footsteps of the first climbers and the local shepherds and chamois hunters who became their guides. It explores the social and cultural history of Alpinism through personal stories of obsession, endurance, heroism, rivalry and disaster, from the dramatic first ascent of Mont Blanc to Edward Whymper's epic tragedy on the Matterhorn.
This event has been organised by the South West regional committee.
Featured image: Andrew Thompson
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