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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Alpine Club Resources

The Alpine Club produces material throughout a number of different media. Most is available online but some special documents can only be accessed by authoriused personnel

The Alpine Club has many resources available for its members. A library with an unrivalled collection of over 30’000 books, an Archive with a wide-ranging collection of documents going back to the earliest days of mountaineering, a Photo Library with a historic and unique collection of photographs.