The American Alpine Club Oral History Collection

Title

The American Alpine Club Oral History Collection

Subject

First hand accounts of historically significant events in climbing, told by the people who were there.

Type

Oral Histories

Publisher

The American Alpine Club Library

Collection Items

Lynn Hill Story Project Interview
Oral history interview discussing Lynn Hill’s climbing career. The conversation spans in topics from growing up in Southern California, learning to climb, and free climbing The Nose.

Colin Haley Story Project Interview
Colin Haley discusses his career as a climber.

Tom Hornbein Story Project Interview
Oral history interview discussing Thomas Horbein’s climbing career. The conversation spans in topics from growing up in St. Louis to Everest, his medical career, and his profound relationships with friends.

Tommy Caldwell Story Project Interview
Oral history interview discussing Tommy Caldwell’s climbing career. The conversation spans in topic from his growing up in Estes to his free climbing routes on Yosemite’s El Capitan.

Kelly Cordes Story Project Interview
Oral history interview discussing Kelly Cordes’ climbing career. The conversation spans in topics from boxing, climbing, Alaska, heroes and partners, and Pakistan.

Jack Reed Oral History Interview
Jack Reed discusses his history and career as a climber. He discusses his time as a member of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Mountaineering Section.

Nawang Sherpa, Linda McMillan and Pete Lardy Oral History Interview
Cyns Nelson interviews Linda McMillan, Nawang Sherpa and Pete Lardy about their experiences climbing Everest and Cho Oyu.

Jed Williamson
Jed Williamson and Gary Landeck discuss Mr. Williamson's start in climbing while in college, his involvement with the American Alpine Club, Outward Bound and climbs with Bill Putnam. They touch on the 1974 U.S. expedition to the Pamir Mountains and…

Robert Hyman Oral History
Robert Hyman discusses the Teton Climber's Ranch, general climbing, Robert Hyman's personal experiences.

Ted Vaill Oral History
Ted Vaill speaks about his experiences as a climber and as a member of the American Alpine Club. He talks about his early life and how he got started climbing, as well as how he became involved with the American Alpine Club. Vaill also speaks about…
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