Roger Payne (mountaineer)

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Roger Payne
Personal information
Main discipline Mountaineering
Other disciplines Climbing, alpinism
Born England
Nationality British
Notable ascents Lobuje

Roger Payne (16 July 1956 – 12 July 2012) was a British mountaineer. He was formerly general secretary of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and a qualified mountain guide from 1983, taking part in over 20 expeditions to the Karakoram and Himalayan ranges, including K2 and the north face of Changabang. He was an avalanche instructor and climbed in the Alps every year from 1977.


Payne grew up in Hammersmith, London, and took an education degree in 1983[1] at Sunderland Polytechnic where he was president of the mountaineering club. He then became a teacher and climbing instructor[2] and he later moved to Leysin, Switzerland.[3]


Payne was killed aged 55 with eight other climbers by an avalanche whilst traversing Mont Maudit, on the Mont Blanc massif, near Chamonix in the French Alps on 12 July 2012.[4]

Notable climbs

See also


  1. "Roger Payne". The Economist. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. London24. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  3. Daily Telegraph report. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  4. Daily Mail report. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  5. List of climbs from Roger Payne Website. Retrieved 15 July 2012

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