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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Roland Jackson: John Tyndall - outstanding mountaineer and provocative scientist
Tuesday 19 February 2019, 07:30pm
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Tuesday 19 February 2019

John Tyndall (c.1822-93) was one of the outstanding mountaineers of the Golden Age, first ascensionist of the Weisshorn and first to traverse the Matterhorn. He was also a leading scientist, seen by many as the founder of climate science, and the first person to explain why the sky is blue. Roland Jackson (an AC member) has just written his biography, and will tell the story of his life, climbs, and provocative positions on science and religion.

Venue:  The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL.
 
Lectures free to members.  Members’ guests and BMC members are welcome to attend for a donation of £3 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.
 
Doors Open: 7pm.  Lectures start: 7.30pm  
 
The Hotel has a bar serving bar food from 6pm
 
Lecture Organiser / Contact:  Anna Lawford
Location Keswick
31 Main St
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5BN