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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! 

Becoming a Member
 

Alpine Club Blank Greeting Cards

 
The Alpine Club blank greeting cards are available in a pack of ten, consisting of two distinctive designs (five cards of each design). The images are stunning and, as a pair, offer a greetings pack with a lot of image contrast suitable for all occasions. The Hechle image is very stark, graphic with strong contrast, whilst the Pilkington is soft, monochromatic and elegant.
 
 
There are also the latest Christmas cards available from the AC shop

Latest Articles

  • Alan Harris +

    We are saddened by the news that Alan Harris passed away in his 100th year on Friday 17th July. Members Read More
  • Alpine Club Greeting Cards +

    Alpine Club Greeting Cards Hilda Marion Hechle (1886-1939), Fee Glacier and Allalinhorn, watercolour (38 x 53 cm) © The Alpine Club Read More
  • Route of AC members is awarded Piolets D’Or +

    Four remarkable ascents will be awarded Piolets d'Or in Ladek-Zdroj on September 19. The year 2019 turned out to be Read More
  • Jeremy Whitehead +

    News has reached us of the death of our member, Jeremy Whitehead. Members can log in to submit their tributes Read More
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Upcoming Events

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  • 10 Nov - 24 Nov

 


 

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