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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Death Announcements


John Burrows

We are sad to inform members of the death of John (Nick) Burrows on 13thMay 2022. He had been a member of the AC since 1952.

John (Nick) Burrows was a member of the AC for 70 years having been elected at the age of 21, which was the youngest that the rules permitted at that time. He was a kind and true gentleman and a dear friend to many climbers.

His funeral will take place at 12:00hrs on Thursday 16 June at the St John's Chapel of Oxford Crematorium, OX3 9RZ.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed to Médecins sans Frontières or Practical Action and can be sent c/o S&R Childs Funeral Directors, 10 The Parade, Kidlington, OX5 1EE. Tel: 01865 378888

For further information contact either his cousin Avril Collins (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Mike Esten (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Stewart Hawkins

We have recently learned of the death on 20 March of Stewart Hawkins, an Associate member since 2007.

John Brailsford

The Club is saddened to learn of the death on 1 April of John Brailsford, a member for sixty years. He joined as a member of the ACG in 1962 and became ACG secretary in 1967.