This section includes a growing list of references related to the anthropology of mountains. It is organized by geographic region and references are hyperlinked. If there are any works not included that you are aware of or if you would like to promote an upcoming publication, please send me a message via the contact page and I will add it.


Here is a list of alpine clubs, research organizations, and journals dedicated to mountains:


Alpine Club

Alpine Club of Canada

American Alpine Club

Appalachian Mountain Club

Australian Alpine Club

Deutscher Alpenverein

Japanese Alpine Club

Mountain Club of South Africa

New Zealand Alpine Club

Oxford Alpine Club


Appalachian Studies Association

Department of Appalachian Studies, Appalachian State University

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

Messner Mountain Museum

Mountain Research and Initiatives, University of Alberta

The Mountain Institute


Alpine American Journal

Canadian Alpine Journal

Mountain Research and Development

Journal of Appalachian Studies



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