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Nepal Charity Auction

Famous faces, big name brands and world-renowned mountaineers are donating their time and expertise as well as personal treasures to help raise funds for the earthquake relief effort in Nepal.

Two online auctions, both led by the BMC with support from the Alpine Club in partnership with eBay. The first batch opened on Sunday 28 June and stays open until 5th July. The second batch opens on 2nd July - 12th July which will include some unique AC Items.

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Auction Items donated by the AC

A Brands Hatch Private Box at the British Superbike Championship (17-19 July) with admission for 20 people, donated via an Alpine Club member.

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2015 Silvestre Graham Revelations Expedition

Pete Graham and Ben Silvestre climb a new route, Hoar of Babylon, on the east face of Jezebel, in the relatively unexplored east part of the Revelations Range at the south west end of the Alaska Range.

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LONDON - Tuesday 14th July
Jonathan White: Damavand: A Ski Ascent of Iran's Iconic Volcano
At 5671m, Damavand is the highest mountain in the middle east, and it towers above the rest of the Albortz range between Tehran and the Caspian Sea. Jonathan will look at some of the logistical hurdles that the team had to overcome to get there, and their experiences of the visiting the Islamic Republic.

Edinburgh, Peak, Lakes and South West Area Lectures - To be resumed in the Autumn


26th-28th June 2015. AC New Members Meet - George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, Lakes

6th-10th July. Kelynack, St Just, Penzance, Cornwall. Camping meet.

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Latest News for our Nepal Earthquake Appeal: eBay Auction for CAN

The Club is now focussing its fundraising efforts to give long term support for the rebuilding of communities through Community Action Nepal, which continues to work hard to support the victims of the recent earthquakes. It's clear that there is a great deal of work to do in the aftermath of the tragedy with widespread damage to homes and communities.

More than any other country, Nepal and its people are close to the hearts of most mountaineers so it is no surprise that there are numerous Alpine Club items included in the BMC’s auction on eBay in support of CAN. Alpine Club members have donated their time or their property to the auction which is likely to have international appeal and we hope everyone will support the event by viewing the lots online from 28th June and bidding generously for any that appeal to them.

A preview of the auction can be found at the BMC

So, if you have always wanted to climb with Mick Fowler, would like to give Mike Westmacott’s 1953 Everest butterfly and moth collection a new home, or spend an hour with Michael Palin, then this will be your chance!