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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

  • Alpine ClubCast 9 – 2nd June at 19:30 +

    A Kangchenjunga Special We will be marking the 65th anniversary of the first ascent of Kangchenjunga which, at 8586m, is Read More
  • Alpine Club Caucasus Ice Meet 2021 +

    Andrey Golovachev is arranging the Alpine Club Caucasus Ice Meet in the Midagrabin valley, North Ossetia, Russia from Saturday 6th Read More
  • Alpine ClubCast 8 – 26th May at 19:30 +

    Aiguille des Pélerins In February 1975 Rab Carrington and Alan Rouse brought hard Scottish style climbing to the Alps with Read More
  • Alpine ClubCast 7 - 19th May at 19:30 +

    “Medical dilemmas on long bivvies….severe headaches, black digits, the squits and more”. BMC Honorary Medical advisor David Hillebrandt chairs a Read More
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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