American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Alexander Harvey Bright, 1897-1980

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  • Publication Year: 1981



Alexander H. Bright, who died on November 17, became a member of the American Alpine Club in 1926 after a summer of climbing in the Alps. He continued to make frequent visits to the mountains, but as a skier rather than a mountaineer. He was one of the pioneers of downhill skiing in America and won many races in national and international competition. In 1936 he was a member of the American Olympic Ski Team. He was a leader in building the aerial tramway on Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire, the first aerial tramway in the United States.

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