Are you thinking of planning your own mountaineering expedition? Don't know where to go, what to do, who to contact or quite how to go about it?
The Alpine Club, the oldest and most prestigious alpine club in the world can help you to make your expedition easier to organise and more efficient and better value for your hard-earned cash! We have a huge fund of experience hard earned by our members travelling, climbing and exploring in the most remote and challenging mountain areas of the world.
The AC have distilled their experience into 13 categories to make research significantly easier for you. We have attempted to emphasise the key elements you need to consider and to supply lists of useful websites and addresses for your further research.
AC Climbing Fund
The AC has long been involved in promoting mountaineering in the Alps and Greater Ranges. In 2007 the AC inaugurated the AC Climbing Fund to offer grants for mountain exploration and climbing expeditions to the most challenging mountain areas around the world. At present the Climbing Fund is offering up to £10,000 per annum to expeditions involving AC members.
- Where to go?
- World Maps
- Bureaucracy: Visas, permites, peak fees
- Local Customs: local do's & don'ts
- In-country agents: local assistance
- Financial Support: grants, security, transfers
- Equipment: climbing, ski-mountaineering
- Electronic & Gizmos: sat-phones, tablets, mobile phones etc
Each section has been assembled by an acknowledged expert with significant experience of the subject. This is complemented by a series of clearly marked 'Top Tips' which reflect the authors personal experience.
Each section features a comprehensive list of websites, addresses and links that will help you to research your trip more efficently.
Below is a link to the trip report for the 2012 QUBMC Expedition to the Dzhirnagaktu Valley in Kyrgyzstan. https://www.thebmc.co.uk/media/files/international/2012expeditions/Dzhirnagaktu%20Expedition%20Report%20QUBMC%202012.pdf
There's also a UKC article here.