The Collections of the American Alpine Club Library

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Oral history interview conducted with Jim Whittaker at the 2013 American Alpine Club Annual Benefit Dinner. Mr. Whittaker speaks about the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, conservation and his love of climbing and mountaineering and for the…

David Roberts discusses his experiences as a climber as well as how he started climbing, his time in the Harvard Mountaineering Club and how climbing helped him launch his career as a writer.

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…

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

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…

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

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.

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

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.

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.
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