Talk, slideshow, Q&A and book signing at the Alpine Club in London.
"Jim is a renowned photographer who for nearly two decades has been working on a portrait series of early-to-mid 20th Century mountain climbing legends. The result is The Climbers, a collection of sixty black-and-white photographs that document these rugged individualists, including the likes of Royal Robbins, Reinhold Messner, Joe Brown, Yvon Chouinard and Riccardo Cassin. Between the 1920s and 1970s these determined men and women used primitive gear along with their considerable wits, talent, and fortitude to tackle unscaled peaks around the world. In these images, Herrington has captured their humanity, obsession, intellect, and frailty. The book, published in October 2017, received both the Grand Prize and the Mountaineering History Award at the 2017 Book Festival."
The Bergschrund on the Dent Blanche, 1865. From Scrambles amongst the Alps, by Alpine Club member Edward Whymper, London, 1871: