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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

  • Call for proposals for research papers +

    Please note the call for proposals for research papers from Jonathan Pitches at the University of Leeds. Members who are Read More
  • Interested in organising a meet for the Alpine Club?  It’s easy! +

    The club is looking to extend its programme of meets, which offer great opportunities for members to get to know Read More
  • Mark Vallance +

    It is with great sadness that we report news of the death of Mark Vallance, in Switzerland, on the 19th Read More
  • Bob Allen +

    We are saddened to receive news of the death on the 18th April of our member, Bob Allen. A memorial Read More
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Upcoming Events

  • 13 Feb - 22 May
  • 22 May - 10 Jun

Exhibition now on of paintings in oil and watercolour by Janet Johnson from a trip last year to Svalbard - on  until 1st May  Svalbard and Northern Norway by Janet Johnson

 


 

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