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Pictures and Memories


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By Jane Inglis Clark

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Published by The Moray Press, Edinburgh, 1938, 1st UK Edition, hinges reinforced, slight foxing prelims, Bookplate, cloth a little marked and some differential fading, No D/w, V.G.    Jane Inglis Clark (1859/60-1950) was a Scottish mountaineer and rock-climber who co-founded the Scottish Ladies Climbing Club in 1908 along with Lucy Smith and her own daughter, Mabel Clark.  She married William Inglis Clark in 1884, was already a keen walker, and took up rock-climbing in 1897, taking part in six first ascents on Ben Nevis alongside her husband and other leading climbers of the day between 1897 and 1904.  She also climbed annually in the Swiss Alps, Dolomites and Austrian Tyrol, completed long and difficult ski-tours, and with her husband travelled in the Middle and Far East.  Alongside her daughter Mabel, Jane also had a son, Charles Inglis Clark, who died in the First World War.  As a memorial to him, she and her husband funded the Charles Inglis Clark Memorial Hut (“the CIC Hut”) below the north face of Ben Nevis.  This book of reminiscences features her husband’s photographs, in both black-and-white and colour.  He was a pioneer in colour photography, using Lumiere plates, which gave colours that were true to nature.

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