Hilda Erlanger died on January 3, 1988. She was a member of the American Alpine Club for fifty years, having joined the club in 1938. She climbed extensively in the Alps and listed among her ascents the Jungfrau, Mönch, Finsteraarhom, Wetterhom, Matterhorn and Zinal Rothom. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Alpine Club as a Councilor from 1952 to 1954. After moving from New York in 1963, she lived in Connecticut, most recently in Goshen.