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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

  • British Shimshal Expedition 2017 +

    In August 2017, four friends travelled to the Shimshal valley in northern Pakistan to look for unclimbed peaks. George, Steve, Read More
  • UK Alpine Introductory Meet +

    Friday 8th – Sunday 10th June 2017 George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, NE Lakes Main Road (A592), Patterdale Village, Cumbria. Nearest Postcode: Read More
  • London Exhibition: Tim Pollard - Paintings of the Mont Blanc Massif - 10 Oct to 16 Dec 2017 +

        Preview of a collection of oil paintings by Alpine Club artist Tim Pollard. Read More
  • Young Alpinist Event, Peak District +

    The Alpine Club is working with the BMC to look at ways of helping young, talented British climbers to improve 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