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Rising to the challenge : 100 years of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club

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Publication Type
General Interest Book
Author
Helen Steven
ISBN
9781907233128
Date Published
2010
Size
238 x 170 mm
Number of Pages
176pp
Cost
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https://www.smc.org.uk/publications/other/rising-to-the-challenge
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The Scottish Mountaineering Club was formed in Glasgow in 1889, as a result of correspondence in the Glasgow Herald initiated by William W. Naismith. Although other Scottish clubs existed at this time, such as the Cairngorm Club, these had only local membership and limited technical aspirations. By contrast, the founder members of the SMC included a good number who already had Alpine experience and wished to use their skills in their native country.


In the early 1960s the SMC formed a charitable trust, the Scottish Mountaineering Trust. Part funded by revenue from the SMC's guidebooks, the Trust has given support to many projects over the years, including to the National Trust for Scotland and of the John Muir Trust and to footpath maintenance projects generally. The Trust also supports Mountaineering Scotland.


Review:

Publisher's website 2018

The LSCC pushed the boundaries for women climbers with the first woman Munroist, the first women's expedition to the Himalaya and the first women's expedition to Greenland. This is therefore a story full of interesting characters, willing to challenge the conventions of their day to discover the adventures of mountaineering; from classic summer and winter expeditions in Scotland to exploration among the greater ranges. of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club, this book tells its story from its founding in 1908 by three intrepid women. It is full of interesting characters, willing to challenge the conventions of their day to discover the adventures of mountaineering.


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