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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

  • “An Invitation to Seek Blessings from His Holiness The Dalai Lama” +

    Not the kind of invitation you receive every day. And one AC vice-president Stephen Goodwin was more than happy to Read More
  • Young Alpinist Event, North Wales +

    The Alpine Club is working with the BMC to look at ways of helping young, talented British climbers to improve Read More
  • Announcing the George Starkey Hut Maintenance Meet +

    This fantastic new AC membership benefit, with its excellent location in the eastern Lake District relies on members giving a Read More
  • John Ashburner +

    News has reached us that John Ashburner passed away on 5th May at Aintree Hospital, Liverpool, after a courageous 5-year Read More
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Upcoming Events

  • 30 Jun - 10 Sep
  • 29 Aug - 19 Sep

 


 

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