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e-Newsletter September 2011

Last month British mountaineering lost two of its most notable elder statesmen, with the deaths of Alan Blackshaw and George Band.

George made the first ascent of the 8000m peak Kangchenjunga in 1955 with Joe Brown, whilst Alan wrote the seminal handbook of mountaineering in 1966. Their contribution to the mountaineering community spanned many decades and included stints as President of the BMC and the Alpine Club. They will be sadly missed and are a great loss to British mountaineering history.

Alan Blackshaw

George Band

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

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