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

Claude Davies

News has reached us of the death on 31st August of our member Claude Davies, who had been a member since 1985.

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Al Alvarez

We are saddened to receive news of the death of our member Al Avarez on 23rd September, who had been a member since 1986.

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Robin Richards

News has reached us of the death on 19th July after a severe stroke of long standing member Robin Richards.  A memorial service was held recently.

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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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