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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

  • Kanchenjungha/Makalu Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Nepal: 18 - 21 Nov 16 +

    If you have summitted either Makalu or Kanchenjungha (or can tick one before November), you are invited to attend the Read More
  • Alpine Club and the George Starkey Hut - Aug 16 +

    The Alpine Club has partnered with the Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club (ABMSAC) in the ownership Read More
  • Jun 16: AC Expedition to the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca +

      Overall this was a highly successful and harmonious expedition that was blessed by excellent weather. Read More
  • London Exhibition Sep 16: Glory of the glacier – painting exhibition +

    The exhibition 'Glory of the glacer' opens Tuesday 27th September before the evening lecture at 7:30pm. Read More
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Upcoming Events

  • 28 Aug - 25 Oct
  • 27 Sep - 01 Nov

 

News

Navigate the News

Use the boxes on the right below to get your news. Each of the boxes link into a different news section. Have a browse!


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If you have some important news let us know


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We want members to write articles, just let us know and we will make you an editor

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Club News

The AC is continually trying to develop facilities for its members. See what we have been doing.

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Lectures

AC hosts lectures and talks by climbers and mountaineers. See who is giving talks in your area

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Club Meets

Find out about the trips and events organised by the AC.

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Expeditions

New routes and wild places, and big ascents.

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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

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Reports

The AC library contains a collection of reports from the MEF and other sources for the period 1959 - 2005

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Funding

The AC Climbing Fund was created to help AC members' climbing activities. It awards grants to AC members undertaking expeditions

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Himalayan Index

This unique database contains records of peaks over 6000m, whether attempted or climbed.. It also contains literature references for specific peaks

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Expedition Information Centre (EIC)

Are you thinking of planning an expedition?

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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