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!Becoming a Member
Dan, originally from Illinois, (USA), is an exciting, articulate but humble mountaineer who studied for his PhD just down the road in Bristol. He is renowned as much for his mountaineering feats as he is for his charity work in Nepal and Tibet. He first tasted the high peaks at the age of 17 and since then has climbed over 50 of the world’s highest mountains on seven different continents.
In the mountaineering world, he’s most famous for leading challenging K2 expeditions, summiting Everest seven times, but also for the incredible rescue of an Australian climber, Lincoln Hall, who was left for dead at 8,600m on the descent from the summit of Everest.
Dan is a passionate philanthropist who spends much of his time supporting the Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development for Nepal and Tibet and in 2018 was awarded the Sir Edmund Hilary Mountain Legacy Medal for "...remarkable service in the conservation and culture in Mountain regions."
Dan, with his Summit Climbs colleague Paul Spackman, will be sharing with us his amazing experience, including:
- preparation and organisation for an 8,000m summit climb,
- role and support for Sherpas and their families,
- importance of sustainable and meaningful charitable work.
All illustrated by superb photos and great stories.
Venue: Upstairs Room of Nova Scotia, Cumberland Basin, Hotwells, Bristol BS1 6XJ.
No charge for Alpine Club and Eagle Ski Club members; guests are welcome and invited to donate £5 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.
Join us in the Nova Scotia pub from 6.30pm for a meal and drink. Lecture starts at 7.30pm in the upstairs room.