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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  • The Club has produced an A3 calendar for 2018 from the winning and highly commended entries in the 2017 photographic completion.

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  • The Club often reproduces classic mountain paintings from its collection as Christmas Cards. They do not carry a date and have a simple seasonal greeting. They are available in packs of ten.

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  • The First Descent of the Matterhorn

    The First Descent of the Matterhorn

    AC Member Alan Lyall's book represents a lifetime of his research and is a full bibliographic guide to the 1865 accident and its aftermath. It contains illustrations from contemporary sources, biographies of all those involved in the First Ascent in 1865 and the accident on the descent, and reproductions of original documents, reports and letters. Following Alan's recent death, the library received the remaining copies of the First Edition for sale - and there will be no second edition.

    Price : £25 +p&p (£20 +p&p for members)

  • The Artists of the Alpine Club

    The Artists of the Alpine Club

    A Biographical Dictionary compiled and written by Peter Mallalieu

    Since its foundation in 1857 there have always been members of the Alpine Club who have carried sketch-books into the mountains, keeping a record of their endeavours and peaks they had climbed. Descriptions of these artists form the principle part of the text of this Dictionary, together with many illustrations of their work.

    Price reduced to £20 +p&p

  • The AC publishes the most comprehensive English Guidebooks covering all the most popular regions of the Alps. Here is a list of guidebooks published by the Alpine Club and available at discounted prices from Cordee (see below). Special offers can also be found in the members’ area

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    Valais Alps West
    Ecrins Massif
    Dolomites West & East
    Dolomites small
    M Blanc 1
    M Blanc 2
    Bregalia Bernina
    Bernese Oberland
    4000 m peaks (2012)

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  • Alpine Club Buff

    Alpine Club Buff

    A multifunctional tubular accessory ideal for many activities. Designed to keep you warm in the cold but will also wick moisture (sweat) away from your skin to keep you cool when its hot. The lightweight, breathable, Microfibre fabric is also wind resistant and extremely comfortable to wear.

    The price £13 +p&p

  • T-Shirt

    T-Shirt

    The AC T-Shirts are great to wear. They come in unisex seize S / M / L and are made from 'technical' wicking fabric. The colour is charcoal and they are manufactured by Fruit of the Loom of high quality standard.

    The Price £16 +p&p

  • Alpine Journal

    Alpine Journal

    The Alpine Journal is a substantial annual record of mountaineering achievement which has been published continuously since 1859. It is issued free to members. Those from 1969 onwards are fully digitised and can be viewed and searched by Volume or Area

    Recent copies from the office £19.50 +p&p

    Centenary 1875 to 1957

  • Lecture Theatre

    Lecture Theatre

    Are you looking for a room to hire in London?

    We rent out our Lecture Room daily from 9am to 5pm.

    It can accommodate 60 people, chairs and bar tables are provided and it is partly disabled-friendly.

    Day hire is £250 excl VAT.

  • Tie

    Tie

    The AC Tie is the must have item for all male members. It has a timeless design and is made of high quality fabric.

    The price £12 +p&p