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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How to do it!

The 2014 AC Symposium takes a practical view on how to organise, fund, plan and execute a mountaineering trip to alpine and the greater ranges around the world. Featuring a panel of experienced Alpinists: George Cave, Becky Coles, Julian Freeman Attwood, Mick Fowler, Twid Turner. The Annual Dinner and AGM follows with guest speaker Michael Kennedy.

AC 2014 Symposium and Dinner
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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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Chamonix Climbs
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Ray Colledge
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Dick Isherwood Anthology
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Saturday 29th November: Palace Hotel, Buxton
Area Lectures
Tuesday 14th October 2014

The expedition to the Kunlun Range, Xinjiang, China in September 2014.

Tuesday 14th October 2014

We are honoured to host Colin, joint author (with Graham Little) of the most recent SMC Guidebook which is to Arran and the Inner Hebrides.

Wednesday 15th October 2014

Dick will be recalling ice climbing trips to the Rockies as well as various parts of the French Alps and Scotland.

Tuesday 21st October 2014

Exploring unclimbed peaks in the Pensilungpa Valley.

Tuesday 11th November 2014

Jim shares details of his expeditions to Greenland with this one about North Liverpool Land, East Greenland.