As part of their centenary celebrations, the Pinnacle Club have partnered with the Alpine Club to host ‘Women with Altitude’, an interactive exhibition that profiles ground-breaking female alpinists from the last 100 years of both clubs.
As in so many areas of history, the lives and accomplishments of female climbers have often been overlooked, forgotten or diminished. This exhibition seeks to rebalance that narrative by making the biographical details of these women’s lives accessible, foregrounding their stories with the use of their own words and possessions.
Alongside biographical displays for the 12 featured climbers, visitors will also be able to listen to audio recordings of the climbers via QR codes (a smartphone will be necessary for this element of the exhibition) and view a number of films featuring the profiled climbers.
A combination of traditional exhibition materials, such as artefacts and displays, alongside these interactive elements will bring these women to life for a modern audience and allow us to more fully engage with their stories. The exhibition offers a fantastic opportunity to discover some of the untold parts of climbing’s rich history and to find new pioneers from the sport’s past.
The exhibition is located at the Alpine Club’s premises of 55 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3QF and will run from 8 November to 8 January with closures on the 9 November, 14 December and for the Christmas period of 20 December to 5 January.
It is open 10AM – 5PM Monday to Friday, with extended opening to 9PM on Thursdays.