Alpine Spoilers
Alpine Spoilers assembles quotes from the last paragraphs of over one hundred mountaineering memoirs. The books are first-hand accounts of journeys in The English Lakes, The Alps, The Himalayas and further afield, from the Victorian era to the present day. The collection is part of the archive of The Fell & Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District, held at The Armitt Museum & Library in Cumbria.

Alpine Spoilers presents the mountainous landscape shaped by male imaginary. In the closing pages the alpinist composes a poignant, poetic finale. The author weighs the tensions between pleasure and power versus risk, the pull of the sublime, and the real possible outcomes of pain and death.

Alpine Spoilers (2012)
Edition of 200
112pp., 135 x 195 mm
Riso printing
£15.00 (sold out)

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