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The Alpine Club was established in 1863 and is still the only
UK based mountaineering club catering specifically for those
who climb in the Greater Ranges. I have been a member
of the Club since 1995 having been sponsored by the late
Paul Nunn and Joe Simpson.

Following the successful first ascent of Everest in 1953 a fund
was set up and administered jointly by the Alpine Club and
Royal Geographical Society to give financial support and
encouragement to exploratory mountain expeditions, it is called
the Mount EverestFoundation or MEF. It has been a delight
and an honour to be a member of the Screening Committee of
the MEF for several years considering applications for support
for exploration in world's remote mountain areas. In November
2020, after 10 years of membership, I was appointed as the
MEF Honorary Secretary to both the Screening Committee and
Management Committee.

Application to join the Alpine Club or to find out about the MEF
can be made by contacting the Club 55 Charlotte Rd London
EC2A 3QF and email,or by calling
0207761 30755 and check the web site

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