March 2018

by Derek Pickup

In the spring of 1911, Margaret Chambers, intrepid explorer and traveller, decided to mount and expedition to the High Caucasus. One of the first women to be admitted as a fellow to the Royal Geographical Society, she spent many months in Georgia, most of them in the mountains of Svaneti, walking or riding across remote passes with local guides and friends, observing, noting, drawing and painting as shetraveled.All her writing and painting has lain undisturbed and unpublished in the library of the Royal Geographical Society since her death.Tony Anderson and Georgian colleagues are at present working to rectify this. Tony talked about all this. A glass of wine and some nibbles were offerred by BTA at the event 

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