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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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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#3 John Craven Wilkinson 2021-06-24 14:37
thank you both for your kind comments on Anne. For various reasons i've only just recd my AJ 20 so not relied before. Robin, thank you particularly. Doubt if you remember but I've met you in a couple of times with Simon Richardson
#2 Ken Findlay 2020-07-30 14:20
Such a sad loss, I really enjoyed reading novels, she was such a talented woman. Another sad loss to our 'mountaineering family'
#1 Robin N Campbell 2020-07-22 21:03
This is a sad loss. Her short mountain fiction was of outstanding quality, and celebrated the better side of mountaineering: its romantic heart, the companionship of the rope, and the beauty of the high Alps.

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