Club News

Spirit of Mountaineering Commendation

Alpine Club recognise Nanga Parbat rescuers with Spirit of Mountaineering commendation

On the 21st September the Alpine Club recognised the action taken by expedition leader Krzysztof Wielicki and four climbers Adam Bielecki, Denis Urubko, Piotr Tomala and Jarosław Botor earlier this year on Nanga Parbat. As part of the K2 panel session held this year at the 23rd Ladek Mountain Festival, Victor Saunders presented our Spirit of Mountaineering commendation to all five for their involvement in the rescue of French climber Elisabeth Revol and attempted rescue of Polish climber Tomek Mackiewicz.

Memorial/Celebration of AC member Mark Vallance's life

Mark Vallance   17.9.44 – 19.4.18

We will be celebrating Mark’s life on Saturday July 21st at 1.30 for 2pm


We’d like to invite family and friends to join us at:


The Edge (University of Sheffield conference centre)

Endcliffe Student Village

34 Endcliffe Crescent

Sheffield S10 3ED


Drinks afterwards in The Edge bar until 5pm.


It would help us enormously if you could let us know if you will be attending. 

(No need to reply if you can’t come, thanks.)


There is a permit-only car park on site, also road parking.  We can email you a parking permit, which you can print, and there’s road parking too.


Dress: Cheerful, please.


Please reply by July 9th to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jan and Jody