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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Expedition Information Centre - EIC
Thinking of planning your own expedition? Don't quite how to go about it?
Contribute your experiences and photos via email:
The EIC is the accumulation of AC member's experiences, providing the latest info on where/what to climb, local conditions, equipment, available grants and many other relevant aspects essential for a successful expedition.
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New Members
June and July 2014
Congratulations and welcome to our new Associate, Aspirant and Full Members:
Thomas "Tom" William Ogg (Aspirant); Jeff Smith (Aspirant); Phil Turner (Aspirant); Alasdair Blackshaw (Aspirant); Tom Lehane (Aspirant); Robert Powell (Full); Kevin Mahoney (Full)
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expedition photo

An unexplored range of mountains in Far West Nepal, the expedition was aimed at true exploration and to climb the previously unclimbed 'Chandi Himal'.


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Alpine Journal 2013
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2013 saw the 150th anniversary of the Alpine Journal, the oldest mountaineering journal in the world.

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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
Mike Pinney
Paul Roberts
Ray Colledge
John Tyson
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Dick Isherwood Anthology
New London Lectures
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In the footsteps of the great pioneers
4th July - 13th September

A special season in Val Rendena, Trentino Italy. The village of Carisolo, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first British and Austro-Hungarian ascents and explorations of the Brenta Dolomites and Adamello - Presanella mountains. Mountain hikes, lectures, concerts, shows and exhibitions have been organized during the summer.

The EIC Needs You..!
Job Opportunity
General Manager
Do you want to help in running the Alpine Club?

The AC is looking to recruit an experienced manager to help with the running of the club. This is a salaried position, 5 days a week, and will be based in the Clubhouse in London. If you are interested and want to find out more about this opportunity then please follow this link.


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