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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

  • Kendal Mountain Festival +

    The Alpine Club is hosting a dedicated session at the upcoming Kendal Mountain Festival. Split into two parts the first Read More
  • Alpine Journal Commemorates the Armistice +

    Each year the Alpine Journal features the work of an artist or a collection in the frontispiece of each section. Read More
  • Takphu Himal +

    This group (part of the southern end of the Nalakankar Himal) lies in the very furthest NW corner of Nepal Read More
  • Tony Streather +

    We are saddened to receive news of the death on the 31st October of our Honorary Member Tony Streather, President Read More
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Upcoming Events

  • 10 Nov
    2018 Anti Atlas Meet 10 Nov 2018

    2018 Anti Atlas Meet   ****NOW FULL****   In 2018 the Alpine Club will return to the Anti Atlas

  • 13 Nov
    Matt Helliker: Scottish Winter Climbing: 13 Nov 2018 07:30 PM

    Matt is an accomplished  mountain guide who has made a number of hard, impressive winter ascents in

  • 13 Nov
    Douglas Anderson 13 Nov 2018 07:30 PM

    You may remember the superb account given by our member Douglas Anderson in 2011 when he described his

  • 14 Nov
    Tom Livingstone - Latok I 14 Nov 2018 07:30 PM

    Tom and two Slovenian climbers successfully climbed Latok I (7145m) in the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan.

  • 20 Nov
    Mick Fowler - “No Easy Way” 20 Nov 2018 07:30 PM

    “No Easy Way” is Mick’s third book. Featuring award winning Himalayan climbs, extreme dog walking,

  • 10 Nov - 20 Nov
  • 24 Nov - 11 Dec

 


 

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