British Women Climb exhibition opens today

We’re delighted to announce that our new exhibition opens to the public today – head down to Keswick Museum to see British Women Climb. This is the first exhibition to cover the history of British women’s climbing – from 19th century pioneering mountaineers and the earliest female rock climbers right through to today’s elite athletes.

The exhibition was opened by legendary rock climber Angela Soper, who also gave a fabulous introduction to the history of women’s climbing. Angela recalled stories of climbers in the exhibition and from her own life, as well as highlighting the important work of organisations like the British Mountaineering Council in promoting participation through campaigns such as This Girl Can – although as Angela also pointed out, this exhibition shows that, given the chance, ‘these girls always could’!

Visit British Women Climb at Keswick Museum from 29th September 2017 until 16th September 2018, open Monday-Sunday 10am-4pm.