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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The Expedition Information Centre is the accumulation of AC member's experiences, continually updated to provide the latest information on where/what to climb, local conditions, equipment, insurance, food, available grants and many other relevant aspects essential for a successful expedition.

AC Members can contribute their experiences and photos via email:

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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.


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Wednesday 11 February. Adrian Dye & Hannah Moulton: Kyrgyzstan - Big horns, Big snowfall and Big unclimbed peaks
Adrian relates how an inexperienced and (mostly!) young British team travelled to a remote area of Kyrgyzstan in search of exploratory mountaineering. They returned with alpine rock routes up to HVS, alpine snow and ice routes to Difficile and six previously unclimbed summits

Tuesday 20th January 2015

In this talk Derek will illustrate the opportunities available in this attractive region of the Andes and give an account of the team's achievements.