The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857.  For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. 

With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more! 

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Peter Foster: The Uncrowned King of Mont Blanc
Tuesday 09 July 2019, 07:30pm
Contact Derek Buckle
Tuesday 09 July 2019



Peter Foster

Thomas Graham Brown, FRS, (1882 -1965) is best remembered for his triptych of routes up the Brenva face of Mont Blanc and his feud with his partner, Frank Smythe, which smouldered and flared for twenty years; his first ascent of Mt Foraker and role in the pre-war expeditions to Nanda Devi and Masherbrum are less well known. He was also a distinguished scientist. Ambitious, determined and uncompromising in his views, he never left others feeling neutral: Geoffrey Winthrop Young thought him `a vicious lunatic'; his editorship of the Alpine Journal caused such disquiet that he was sacked. In this lecture, Peter Foster, whose biography of Graham Brown is published in May, will tell the story of his turbulent life and climbs.  


Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road