AC Member Alan Lyall's book represents a lifetime of research and serves as a full bibliographic guide to the 1865 accident that so defined the first ascent of the Matterhorn. Lyall digs into both the accident itself, in which four climbers lost their lives, and the aftermath, using illustrations from contemporary sources, biographies of all those involved and reproductions of original documents to illuminate one of mountaineering's most famous tragedies. 

The copies available for sale are all part of the first and only print run, making this a rare and unique piece for your mountain library. The book costs £25.00 plus £4.50 P&P, but is available to AC members at a reduced price of £20.00 plus £4.50 P&P. (To avoid postage costs, you can arrange with us to collect your order from our Shoreditch premises.)

The book can be purchased using the PayPal checkout below or by phoning the Alpine Club Office on 020 7613 0755.