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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

  • 100th Anniversary of the Cambridge University Mountaineering Club +

    The club’s 100th anniversary was celebrated on 19th June 2005 with a dinner held at St Catherine’s College. Following this Read More
  • British Minya Konka Expedition 2018 +

    In late September myself and Nick Bullock headed out to Sichuan to attempt the first ascent of the south face Read More
  • Kendal Mountain Festival +

    The Alpine Club is hosting a dedicated session at the upcoming Kendal Mountain Festival. Split into two parts the first Read More
  • Alpine Journal Commemorates the Armistice +

    Each year the Alpine Journal features the work of an artist or a collection in the frontispiece of each section. Read More
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Upcoming Events

  • 24 Nov
    AC AGM and Annual Dinner 24 Nov 2018 04:00 PM

      This year’s AGM, Lecture and Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, 24 November 2018.      THE

  • 27 Nov
    Melanie Windridge: Summiting the Science of Everest 27 Nov 2018 07:30 PM

    Mount Everest – the ultimate endurance challenge – is a place where science plays a huge part in

  • 11 Dec
    Murdoch Jamieson on Scottish Rock 11 Dec 2018 07:30 PM

    Murdoch is one of our most active younger members and you only have to look at last year's Journal to

  • 11 Dec
    Paul Ramsden 11 Dec 2018 07:30 PM

    Hopefully talking about his autumn 2018 trip with Nick Bullock.  However, since that’s still to happen

  • 11 Dec
    EVENT CANCELLED 11 Dec 2018 07:30 PM

     CANCELLED A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life, and death, on the world's most

  • 24 Nov - 11 Dec
  • 12 Dec - 08 Jan

 


 

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