Looking back over my 50+ years since joining the ACC (in 1962!), some things haven’t changed that much. This is mainly because the monthly meets in England and Wales and annual week in Scotland are still the basis for members getting to the mountains.
The caring ethos of the club, the lasting friendships (and some marriages!), the sharing of the joy of the hills with new members who have never been on rock or the summit of a big (or a wee) mountain, happily, this is still at the heart of the club.