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_A PLEA FOR YOUR HELP... The Oxford Mountaineering Archives
Members may remember a recent campaign to raise money in order to properly archive the OUMC and OAC records so that they can be safely stored for future generations. Thankfully sufficient funds have been forthcoming, and work is currently ongoing by the OUMC librarian in order to ensure these archives are maintained in Oxford.
Steve Broadbent, OAC President
Oxford Mountaineering Journal
We still require articles, images, expedition reports or any other material for the Oxford Alpine Journal. This publication will be a collection of memories and short stories from OAC members, covering any period in the Club's history. If you would be able to submit any material, no matter how little or how much, please contact the Club via email to email@example.com
PhotoBoard - The new OAC photo-sharing website
After lots of requests for a common place to share our climbing photos, the OAC and OUMC have created a new website on which members can upload, view, and download photos from their expeditions. It's free to sign up, simple to use, and is particularly useful for getting copies of all those great photos that your partner took of you with their camera when you were away climbing together. Visit PhotoBoard here.
Personal Publishing Services for OAC Members
Did you know that the OAC can help you publish your own work? As a specialist in short-run printing, we are able to assist members produce professional, high-quality books - from memoirs and life-stories to photographic expedition reports. Online photo-book sites such as PhotoBox and VistaPrint can be expensive and have limited design options - The OAC offers professional book design and printing for short-runs and single copies at favourable prices. Read more here...
_Annual Dinner and AGM
Our next planned event is the Annual Dinner and AGM, which will take place in Oxford on Saturday 16th March 2013. Full details here...
About the Oxford Alpine Club
_The Oxford Alpine Club is the mountaineering club for alumni of the University of Oxford. Formed in 1876 by "members of the Alpine Club who shared an interest in Alpine pursuits" the OAC was the fore-runner of the Oxford University Mountaineering Club, who since 1909 have provided staff and students of the University with an active club for climbing and mountaineering. Since then, the OAC has continued as a network of friends and ex-OUMC members, sharing a passion for mountaineering and adventure at home and abroad.
Today, whilst the OAC does not aim to provide climbing or mountaineering opportunities, we exist as a means for our alumni to remain part of the unique climbing community that Oxford creates. Climbing partnerships, forged through the youthful adventures of OUMC, remain today as the Oxford Alpine Club, allowing our members keep in contact with old friends and share their passion with like-minded Oxford climbers from not only their own generation, but those before and since.
We also maintain close links with the very-active Oxford University Mountaineering Club who, on graduation, provide the majority of our new membership. These ties are very important to both clubs, and Officers of OUMC are routinely welcomed as guests of the OAC at the popular Annual Dinner.
Our membership now spans every generation from University leavers to pioneer climbers of the 1950s, based around the country and around the world, most of them still active climbers, and many of them still involved with expeditions across the globe.
For more information about membership of the Oxford Alpine Club or to get in touch with the Club, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions