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!Join Us
Here is a list of Alpine Club meets. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom.
The Meets programme provides great opportunities for fellow members to get to know each other in the climbing areas of the UK and the mountains of the world. UK meets in particular offer the chance for members to drop in, even for just an evening drink.
New members have often attended meets as guests of members before they joined and their presence on meets is particularly welcome both to widen their circle of acquaintance and to assist with maintaining that tradition of openness to prospective members. Non-members may attend meets as guests of members at the discretion of the meet coordinator.
Before attending please read the Meet Guidelines
To attend a meet outside Europe you should download a meet application form in addition anyone attending a ski tour should complete a form
The AC are planning a training focused meet based in Patterdale (Lake District). The focus will be on transferring skills to Aspirant Members and those who wish to improve their Alpine skills.
Informal training and guidance will be provided from more experienced members within the club (IFMGA guides and qualified instructors).
Topics will range from what to put into your rucksack to some basic Alpine mountaineering skills.
George Starkey Hut – Patterdale, NE Lake District
Getting there and away:
George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, NE Lakes
Main Road (A592), Patterdale Village, Cumbria. Nearest Postcode: CA11 0NN
Grid Ref – NY 396162 (OS Outdoor Leisure Map No 5)
You will be responsible for your own transport but lift shares / pick-ups may be able to be arranged closer to the time.
Attendees: £20.00 for the weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) to cover the cost of accommodation and expenses of trainers.
Reservations essential. Please send any queries and your booking forms and payment to:
Tel: 07725 989336
Alternative Contact details:
Tel: 07800 766284
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