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 and we are hoping that members can make a contribution, however small.
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.
After over twenty years of waiting the North Face of Hagshu now has two routes, both by AC members. Here is the full story of Paul and Mick’s adventures on a very busy mountain!
A personal look at a long career of climbing ice from early days in the UK through long years of attempting alpine classics in winter to more recent efforts on European icefalls and the Canadian Rockies.
An introduction to and a re-creation of the magic lantern show that Whymper took all over the UK, Europe and the USA, using his own text and photographs from 1870-1895.
Derek illustrates the opportunities available in this attractive region of the Andes and gives an account of the team's achievements.
Harriet tells the story of her father Dr Griffith Pugh, a physiologist and expert on extreme conditions, who made the first ascent possible by solving the key physiological problems of climbing at very high altitudes.
Martin, one of Britain's leading mountaineers, has made huge contributions to British rock climbing, especially in North Wales where he discovered Gogarth in the 1960s.