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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Here is a list of lectures at the Alpine Club. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom.

The lectures provide a good opportunity for AC members to meet one another and exchange news, views and information. New members and prospective members are particularly welcome. Prospective members are asked to contact the AC office before attending. Lectures start at 7:30pm in general

For the lectures in London, non-members are asked to register their attendance in advance by contacting the office at  (please note that a donation is requested on entry)

Anyone who has had an interesting trip and would be prepared to lecture is invited to contact the AC Office or the organisers.

Each event includes a clickable map with the address of the venue.

Events Calendar

Michael Gill: Edmond Hillary
Contact Derek Buckle
Tuesday 12 November 2019

As a climber, writer, photographer and doctor, Michael Gill became a close friend of Hillary and was invited on most of his expeditions up to 1977. Having this background, and with access to the vast Hillary archive and private correspondence, he was able to compile a unique account of Hillary's life in his newly released book; Edmond Hillary - A Biography. In this talk he will present his personal perspective on this extraordinary man

Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road