People in the news

Denise Evans

Members will be saddened to learn that Denise Evans died on 25 November, peacefully with her family.  Denise was President of the Alpine Club in 1986, the only female President in the Club’s history.

Jonathan Lee

We have recently learned of the death on 8 September of Jonathan Lee.  He had been a member of the club since 1988

Audrey Salkeld

The club has received the sad news that Audrey Salkeld died on 11 October.  Audrey had been a member since 1978 and was made an Honorary Member in 2022 in recognition of her enormous contribution to mountaineering journalism, literature and film.

David Baldock

We are sad to announce the death on 30 September of David Baldock, a member for almost 50 years who contributed a great deal to the club.

Johanna Merz

We are saddened to announce the death on 26 June of Johanna Merz.  She joined the club in 1986 and was Editor of the Alpine Journal from 1992 to 1998

Tom Hornbein

We are saddened to learn of the death of Honorary member Tom Hornbein on 6 May 2023 at the age of 92.

Graeme Nicol

We have learned of the death on 30 April of Graeme Nicol.  He became a member of the ACG in 1959, and on retirement from the ACG. an AC member from 1978.  The funeral will take place on Friday 12th May at 13:15 at the Crematorium at Hazlehead in Aberdeen.

Mark Bicknell

We have only recently learned that Mark Bicknell died last December.  He was a longstanding member who was admitted  in 1957.

Bill Norton

We are saddened to learn of the death on 3 April of Bill Norton, a member since 1992. The Memorial Service will be held at 12 noon on Monday 3rd  July in the hall of Winchester College.  The Funeral is for family and invited friends only.


Ron James MBE

We are saddened to learn of the death of Ron James MBE, a member of the Alpine Club since 1974, author of ‘Dolomites West and East’ and founder of Ogwen Cottage.

Webcast details for the service for Ronald James MBE at 10:15 on Wednesday 15th March, at Colwyn Bay Chapel, Colwyn Bay Crematorium run by Tom Owen & Son are as below:

Watching webcast live and watch-again: User name fosi8600 Password 114143


Andrew Wilkinson

We are saddened to have recently learned of the untimely death of Andrew ‘Wilkie’ Wilkinson on 11 September.  He was admitted to the Club as a member of the ACG in March 2021.