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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Egil Frederiksen

We were saddened to recently learn of the death of Egil Frederiksen, a Norwegian member, last August.

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Dave Fisher

News has just reached us of the death of Dave Fisher, a member in Canada, who died on 1 July 2020 and had been a member for nearly 70 years

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Crispin Simpson

We are saddened to learn of the death of Crispin Simpson, a member for over 50 years.

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Doug Scott

Doug Scott

It’s with great regret that we announce the death on 7th December, of our former president Doug Scott, the first Englishman to climb Everest and a major figure in the history of post-war mountaineering. He influenced the British climbing scene in a myriad of ways, through his writing and his long service with a number of organisations, and still found time to run the charity he established, Community Action Nepal. Current president Victor Saunders said: ‘Doug was easily the most charismatic person with whom I shared an expedition. He was an absolute giant. I’ll miss him as a person and feel privileged to follow in his footsteps at the Alpine Club.’

Guardian Obituary

Reinhold Messner sent this message of support to Doug Scott as Doug embarked on his staircase challenge, his final act of fund-raising for Community Action Nepal as he faced his final illness. Shared with thanks to John Porter.

Inge Cochin

News has recently reached us of the death, in July, of Inge Cochin.

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Hamish MacInnes

We are saddened to learn of the death on 23 November of our Honorary member Hamish MacInnes.

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Geoffrey Templeman

News has reached us of the death of Geoff Templeman, a member since 1980 and an Assistant Editor of the Alpine Journal for many years.

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Evelio Echevarria

News has reached us of the death of our member Evelio Echevarria.  He helped out a lot with the Alpine Journal and was the author of The Andes, The Complete History of Mountaineering in High South America.  He had been a member for 60 years. 

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Alan Harris

We are saddened by the news that Alan Harris passed away in his 100th year on Friday 17th July. 

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Jeremy Whitehead

News has reached us of the death of our member, Jeremy Whitehead.

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Peter Page

 News has reached us of the death of our member Peter Page. who had been a member for 40 years.

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Anne Sauvy (Wilkinson)

We have been informed of the sad death on 9 July of Anne Sauvy (Wilkinson) who had been a member since 1975.  In addition to being a very accomplished alpine ice climber, Anne is best known as a prize winning mountain author. Her books of short stories - Flammes des Pierres - The Game of Mountain and Chance - Darkness and the Azure - were translated into multiple languages and won many literary awards. Anne also wrote 'Mountain Rescue Chamonix Mont Blanc, a highly acclaimed account of the PGHM rescue service.

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Richard Brooke

News has reached us of the death of our member Richard Brooke who was born in 1927, a member in 1950 and ACG in 1953 (Retired).

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Mike Bullock

We are saddened by the news that Mike Bullock passed away on Friday 24th April. 

  

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Joe Brown

Members will be saddened to learn that our Honorary Member Joe Brown died yesterday,15 April, peacefully at home,   We send condolences to his family and all his friends.

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Trevor Braham

News has reached us of the death on the 2nd March of our member Trevor Braham, who had been a member since 1951.

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Julian Davey

We are saddened by the news that Julian Davey passed away after a short illness on Friday 14th February. 

 

There will be a memorial service on the 28th of February at St. Kertigern’s Church in Caldbeck at 2:30 pm, followed by a gathering at the Parish Hall afterwards. 

 

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Yvonne Holland

We are saddened by news of the death of Yvonne Holland yesterday morning, 8th January.  

The funeral will be held on the 30th January at 2:30pm, Stockport Crematorium. Mountain friends are welcome. 

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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