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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Spirit of Mountaineering Commendation

Alpine Club recognise Nanga Parbat rescuers with Spirit of Mountaineering commendation

On the 21st September the Alpine Club recognised the action taken by expedition leader Krzysztof Wielicki and four climbers Adam Bielecki, Denis Urubko, Piotr Tomala and Jarosław Botor earlier this year on Nanga Parbat. As part of the K2 panel session held this year at the 23rd Ladek Mountain Festival, Victor Saunders presented our Spirit of Mountaineering commendation to all five for their involvement in the rescue of French climber Elisabeth Revol and attempted rescue of Polish climber Tomek Mackiewicz.

AC AGM and Annual Dinner 2018







4:00pm AGM

5:30-6:30pm Presentations on two recent expeditions funded by Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund grants from Tom Livingstone and Emily Ward, followed by Mick Fowler with Phill Thomas on their first ascents, in 1978 & 1979, of Cascade and Central Icefall Direct.

7:30 for 8:00pm Annual Dinner with guest speakers Al and Aid Burgess.

AC Photo Competition winning pictures will be displayed and the overall winner announced.

Ticket price: £33 or £22 for those aged 35 and under on the date of the dinner. This is for a three-course dinner (excluding drink, for which there is a cash bar). 

To book your ticket(s):

  • By cheque made payable to Alpine Club and posted
    to 55 Charlotte Road, EC2A 3QF
  • By PayPal - you need to log in first and CLICK HERE
  • In both cases, please state the names of those for whom tickets are being issued.
  • Please state any special dietary requirements.

All queries to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or to 020 7613 0755


  • All bookings should be made by Club members direct to the hotel’s reservations department on 01286 870253.
  • Location: If coming down the Llanberis pass (from the A5), the hotel is unmistakable and located just before the village on the right hand side, off the mini roundabout.