Derek began mountain walking in 1954 and took up climbing in 1956 during national service with the RAF Mountain Rescue in North Wales. He was president of the University of Bristol Mountaineering Club in 1959-60 following the first of many Alpine seasons in 1958. He joined the Climbers' Club in 1969, and served as president from 1984-7. He was a member of the Alpine Club and the Fell & Rock CC.
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The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) have just announced on their website that the previously reported - and widely... Read more
As reported on BBC News Scotland, a National Archive of Historic Mountaineering Images is to be launched at the end of this year... Read more