The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857.  For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. 

With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more! 

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Death Announcements

Obituaries

Professor Ernst Sondheimer

News has reached us of the death of our member Professor Ernst Sondheimer, who died aged 95 on Sunday 9th June.

He joined the Alpine Club in 1974 and became a Committee Member in 1984. He was also AJ editor between 1987-1992.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday 26th June at 1.00pm - Golders Green Crematorium, NW11 7NL.

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Dave (Smiler) Cuthbertson

We are saddened to receive news of the death of our member, Dave (Smiler) Cuthbertson.

He died on the 2nd May after a short illness. He joined the Alpine Club in 1971 as an ACG member and was a past President of the Climbers' Club. 

Funeral details will be announced once known.

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Alan Pope

We are saddened to receive news of the death of our member, Alan Pope.

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George Rhodes

News has reached us of the death of our Longstanding member George Rhodes, who died aged 90 on 29th March.

The funeral was held at St Lawrence’s Church, Congleton Road, Biddulph on 12th April.

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