Alpine Club

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L'Alpine Club ou Club alpin britannique, fondé à Londres le 22 décembre 1857, est le plus ancien club d’alpinisme.

Historique[modifier | modifier le code]

L'Alpine Club fut créé le 22 décembre 1857 par un groupe d'alpinistes (issu des Public schools) britanniques au Ashley's Hotel de Covent Garden à Londres, E. S. Kennedy présidant la séance. John Ball fut élu le premier président et Kennedy vice-président : « The object of the Alpine Club is to facilitate association among those who possess a similarity of taste, and to enable its members to make arrangements for meeting at some suitable locality whence they may in company undertake any of the more difficult mountain excursions, and to give to all an opportunity of consulting the maps and books to be placed in the rooms which it is expected the Club will eventually possess. The members will occasionally dine together at their own expense, but the funds of the Club will be made available when on suitable occasions the Club is favoured by the presence of geographical explorers, or by that of other guests of celebrity. »[1]

Listes des présidents[modifier | modifier le code]

Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code]

  1. First circular concerning the Alpine Club, 1857 http://www.alpine-club.org.uk/alpineclub/objectives.htm

Bibliographie[modifier | modifier le code]

  • John Ball, Peaks, passes, and glaciers : A series of excursions by members of the Alpine club, Longman, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1859 sur googlebooks
  • Edward Shirley Kennedy (ed.), Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers: Being Excursions by Members of the Alpine Club. (second series), London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862. en entier sur googlebooks
  • George Band, Summit : 150 Years of the Alpine Club, Collins, 2006

Liens externes[modifier | modifier le code]