British Women Climb exhibition at Keswick Museum

15th October, 2017

Angela talking at the opening of the British Women Climb exhibition

The Mountain Heritage Trust’s British Women Climb exhibition opened on 29th September 2017, with our own Angela Soper, former Pinnacle Club president and climbing legend doing the official opening honours.¬† Angela reports:

“The event was at Keswick museum on the Thursday evening, which meant that most of the guests were local people, including the mayor of Keswick (a lady) and several Mountain Heritage Trust trustees. Gwen (Moffat) didn’t appear, though she hoped to visit the exhibition next time she was in Keswick. Neither did Shauna (Coxsey), who was busy organising the Womens’ Climbing Symposium, but her friends were there and the girls were interested in coming on a Pinnacle Meet.

I showed off my T-shirt and said as much as possible about the club, mentioning the original members who were active when I first joined, the growing membership, and the coming centenary in 2021. And people seemed to like it! The exhibition is well worth a visit. Kelda Roe, the collections manager has fitted lots of material into limited space, and there’s plenty to read as well as to see.”

You can read more about the opening ceremony here:

The exhibition is open at the Keswick Museum until 16 September 2018.

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