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
In July 2016, James led a team of five from Oxford University which travelled high into the Arctic Circle to ski from East to West across the island of Spitsbergen. For the first time in ninety-three years they retraced the route of the pioneering 1923 expedition, which included Sandy Irvine and Noel Odell. Over the course of thirty-two entirely unsupported days the 2016 team tracked down and repeated the photos from 1923, conducted scientific surveys and pursued mountaineering objectives old and new whilst documenting it all in film.