Alpine Club of Pakistan
الپائن کلب آف پاکستان
SportMountaineering and climbing
JurisdictionNational
AbbreviationACP
Founded1974 (1974)
AffiliationInternational Mountaineering and Climbing Federation
International Federation of Sport Climbing
Affiliation date1979
Regional affiliationUnion of Asian Alpine Associations
HeadquartersIslamabad
LocationJinnah Stadium, Pakistan Sports Complex[1]
PresidentAbu Zafar Sadiq [2]
SecretaryKarrar Haidri
Official website
alpineclub.org.pk
Pakistan

The Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) is a non governmental sports organisation for the promotion of mountaineering, climbing and other mountain-related adventure activities in Pakistan. In addition to this, the club serves as the national sports governing body for the sport of mountaineering and climbing in Pakistan.[3]

History

The club was founded in 1974, and has its head office at the Jinnah Sports Stadium in Islamabad. Since 1977, the Club has trained a large number of its members, armed forces personnel, locals, liaisons and ladies in rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, and other mountain tourism related activities at its training institute at Nilt in Gilgit Baltistan.[4]

Affiliations

The club is affiliated with:

Presidents

No. Name Start year End year Notes Ref.
1 Lt Gen Ghulam Jilani Khan 1974 1976 Founding member [9][10]
2 Major General (R) Qamar Ali Mirza 1976 1993 Founding member

Ex-chairman POF Wah

3 Lt General (R) Safdar Butt 1993 1994 Founding member

Ex-chairman WAPDA

4 Brig (R) Amir Gulistan Janjua 1994 2004 Ex-governor NWFP and former Ambassador to Nepal, UAE, and Saudi Arabia
5 Nazir Sabir 2004 2010 First Pakistani mountaineer to summit Mount Everest [11]
6 Lt Col (R) Manzoor Hussain 2010 2017 Organised and co-led the Pak-Japanese Services Expedition which made the first international ascent of Passu Peak in Hunza in 1978

Served in the Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers and worked on the construction of Karakoram Highway and Skardu Road

[12][13]
7 Abu Zafar Sadiq 2017 Present [14]

Secretaries

No. Name Start year End year
1 Lt General (R) Safdar Butt 1974 1978
2 Brig Imtiaz Azim 1978 1983
Shabbir Ahmed (assistant secretary) 1978 1995
3 Khadim Hussain 1983 1985
4 Brig Ahsan Yusuf 1986 1987
5 Brig Khalid Majid 1987 1988
6 Brig Mohammad Yousuf 1989 1992
7 Lt Col (R) Manzoor Hussain 1993 2004
8 Saad Tariq Siddiqii 2004 2008
9 Wing Commander (R) Javed Iqbal 2008 2010
5 Abu Zafar Sadiq 2010 2017
6 Karrar Haidri 2018 Present

References

  1. ^ Pakistan Sports Board
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "About Us – Alpine Club". Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  4. ^ Braham, Trevor (2019-09-11). "Himalaya-Chronik 1985". Schweizer Alpen-Club SAC (in Swiss High German). Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  5. ^ "UIAA | Member Associations Directory UIAA". UIAA. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  6. ^ Members Federations
  7. ^ "UAAA - UNION OF ASIAN ALPINE ASSOCIATIONS". theuaaa.org (in Korean). Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  8. ^ "Pakistan Sports Board, Islamabad". www.sports.gov.pk. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  9. ^ "Past Officials – Alpine Club". Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  10. ^ "Founding Members – Alpine Club". Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  11. ^ "NAZIR SABIR RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT ALPINE CLUB OF PAKISTAN". www.everestnews.com. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  12. ^ "Change of guards at Alpine Club of Pakistan". PAMIR TIMES. 2010-10-20. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  13. ^ "Profile Lt Col Manzoor Hussain (Retd) President, Alpine Club of Pakistan". www.everestnews.com. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  14. ^ "Mountaineering activities resume as restrictions ease". The Express Tribune. 2020-10-06. Retrieved 2022-02-03.