Skip to main content

Scaling the Heights

21 September 2018 - 21 December 2018 

Bringing mountaineering literature to life. 

An exhibition by artists Stephen, Margaret and Kate Livingstone working with Dr Abbie Garrington of Durham University to recreate heroic Himalayan mountain climbs in miniature. Based on accounts of pioneering expeditions, the artists are restaging famous summit climbs using a pair of vintage Action Men figures who scale the heights of prestigious mountaineering libraries. The resulting handmade books are exhibited alongside images and objects from the collections of the Mountain Heritage Trust.

Follow the creation of this exhibition on Instagram.

Project funded by Durham University, Arts Council England and Montane. 

Two action men in mountaineering gear climbing along a shelf of books.