Summits of Learning: 150 Years of Mountaineering, Mountains, and Science
Swiss Embassy, London; 2007
Tuesday 4 December 2007, 10.00 - 16.00
This seminar, open to the public, was part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of The Alpine Club. Its aim was to celebrate how mountaineers and scientists have increased our knowledge of mountain regions since The Alpine Club was founded in 1857. Mountaineers – both British and foreign – have made many important contributions to our understanding of mountain environments and their people, as shown in many articles in The Alpine Journal and elsewhere. Much of this research has had global significance, e.g., in medicine, glaciology and, more recently, in contributing to our understanding of climate change and its impacts. The seminar provided an opportunity to hear about historical trends and recent research from world-class speakers, with adequate time for discussion.
The seminar was sponsored by the following organisations: