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The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857.  For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. 

With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more! 

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Latest Articles

  • AC / CC Ice Meet in L’Argentiere La Bessee +

    The AC / CC Ice Meet in L’Argentiere La Bessee started out with 3 days of appalling weather, raining at valley Read More
  • Elizabeth Hawley +

    Elizabeth Hawley, for most mountaineers on their way to climb in the Nepalese Himalaya, was like a venerable aunt you Read More
  • Alpine Club Oberland Meet 2018 +

    Oberland, Switzerland Saturday 23rd June - Saturday 7th July Details of the Oberland Meet are now confirmed. Aimed at all members, Read More
  • Richard Gilbert +

    We are saddened to receive news of the death of our member, Richard Gilbert. Members would be welcome to send Read More
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Upcoming Events

  • 13 Feb - 13 Mar
  • 27 Mar - 08 May

Exhibition now on of paintings in oil and watercolour by Janet Johnson from a trip last year to Svalbard - on  until 1st May  Svalbard and Northern Norway by Janet Johnson

 


 

Expeditions

Use the boxes below to explore the expeditions section

Questions

Any questions relating to expeditions ? send us an email.

Funding

The AC and the MEF can provide funding for certain expeditions, the AC also has a climbing grant for AC teams

Reports

The AC holds a vast library of material relating to expeditions both online and on paper

Expeditions

Expeditions are at the core of the Alpine Club's purpose and culture. Use the boxes on the left to navigate the expedition section.


Questions

Any questions relating to expeditions? Send us an email.


Funding

The AC and the MEF can provide funding for certain expeditions, the AC also has a climbing grant for AC teams


Reports

The AC holds a vast library of material relating to expeditions both online and on paper.

 

The Himalayan Index has been compiled from journals, magazines and books in the Alpine Club Library