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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

  • 2016 Morocco AC Meet +

    Nick Smith has sent us this image of the Morocco AC Meet having breakfast in Tafraout before setting off for Read More
  • UIAA 2016 General Assembly Report +

    Stephen Goodwin's report to AC the committee on the UIAA general assembly held in Bressanone (Brixen) Italy, October 2016 The Read More
  • Southern Sandstone Weekend 10-11 September +

    The "Southern Sandstone Weekend" was an informal open-to-all gathering to coincide with the AC's September Committee meeting held near Tunbridge Read More
  • Mike Kosterlitz 2016 Nobel Prize Winner +

    Our warmest congratulations go to our long standing member Mike Kosterlitz who has been awarded a share of the 2016 Read More
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Upcoming Events

  • 07 Dec - 10 Jan
  • 11 Jan - 15 Feb

 

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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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

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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