Ascension of Mount Elbrus

The ascent of Mount Elbrus located in the Caucasus Range in Russia was in 1868 by a British climbing team reaching the lower side of the twin peaks. Continue reading

Alfred Nobel

Alfred Bernhard Nobel (/noʊˈbɛl/; Swedish: [ˈalfrɛd nʊˈbɛlː] (About this soundlisten); 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. Continue reading

Tunnel Linking France and Switzerland

A 7 km mountain tunnel linking France and Switzerland under Mount Cenis in the Alps was completed in December 1870. Continue reading

Hudson Stuck Led Ascent of Mount McKinley

Hudson Stuck, American mountaineer led a six-member team on ascension of Mount McKinley, Alaska in 1913. Continue reading

Horace-Bénédict de Saussure

Horace-Bénédict de Saussure was born 17 February 1740, in Conches, near Geneva (today in Switzerland but then an independent republic), and died in Geneva 22 January 1799. Continue reading

Alpine Mountaineer Pioneered Ascents in the Swiss Alps

Alpine mountaineer, Horace-Benedict de Saussure made a series of pioneering ascents in the Swiss Alps beginning in 1760. Continue reading