The Alpine Club, the world's first mountaineering club, has members from around the world. Since it was founded in 1857 they have
been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. We aim to be the club of choice for all mountaineers providing a forum for sharing experiences and information
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Freshfield Hut Appeal

The AC would like support the building of a new hut on the slopes of Mt Kazbek in the Caucasus, Europe's highest and wildest mountain range. The hut is to be named after Douglas George Freshfield, one of the ACs most illustrious ex-Presidents. The Freshfield Hut Appeal provides many benefits to AC Members. We are hoping that AC members can make a contribution, however small.

A number of promotional events will be taking place over the next few months.

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New Year Honours List
Bob Pettigrew has been made a Member of the British Empire in the New Year Honours list. The award was made for services to mountaineering.
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2014 British Spiti Expedition

Derek Buckle (leader), Dave Broadhead, Mike Cocker and Geoff Cohen received permission to enter he Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh in September 2014.


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Alpine Journal 2014
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This edition, Vol 118, contains accounts of rock climbing, mountaineering and exploration in the high and wild places across the continents from the Antarctic to Canada, Europe to High Asia.

£26 / Free to Members
Committee Vacancies
If you would like to take a more active role in the club please contact
Full members only - younger members particularly welcome

Alpine Library Catalogue
Chamonix Climbs
Dr Johannes de Villiers Graaff
William Lowell (Bill) Putnam
Neil Mackenzie
In Memoriam
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Muchu Chhish Report
New Peaks Feb lecture
AC Bolivia 2015 Meet
New 2015 London Lectures
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Recent Updates
Funding for
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Recent Changes

Area Lectures
LONDON - Tuesday 10th February

John Porter’s revelatory and poignant memoir of his friend Alex MacIntyre

LAKES - Tuesday 10th February

The Indian East Karakoram (Rimo III attempt and Dunglung Kangri first ascent) and the Garwhal Himalaya (Janahut near miss).

EDINBURGH - Tuesday 10th February

The Sciottish premier of Mick's lecture. His lectures and articles are characterised by much humour of the self-deprecating style.

PEAK - Wednesday 11th February

Adrian relates how an inexperienced and (mostly!) young British team travelled to a remote area of Kyrgyzstan in search of exploratory mountaineering.

SOUTH WEST - Tuesday 17th February

Derek will illustrate the opportunities available in this attractive region of the Andes and give an account of the team's achievements.

2015 Piolets d'Or

The 23 edition of the Piolets d’Or, the most prestigious mountaineering award, Sir Chris Bonington will receive the Piolet d'Or Carrière - the Lifetime Achievement Award. © archivio Chris Bonington.

Wednesday 11th February - Royal Geographical Society. Sir Chris Bonington: My Climbing Life