Members of the Alpine Club can benefit from a number of arrangements with suppliers, shops and climbing organisations:
ALPINE CLUB FACILITIES
Free access to the AC library and the Royal Geographical Society's library.
- Exclusive access to the Club's collection of world maps.
A wide range of climbing lectures in London, the North of England, Lake District, Edinburgh and the South West.
- Free Annual Journal and Newsletters.
Discounts on AC symposia.
- Discounts at many climbing shops.
- Members' rates at French and Swiss Alpine Club huts.
Free bunkroom accommodation in central London.
Affiliation to the BMC giving all the benefits of membership - access to BMC services such as insurance
EQUIPMENT & SHOPS
A discount of 20% is offered to AC members purchasing items from Joe Brown
shops in Llanberis & Capel Curig, and the Climbers Shop
in Ambleside. (Excludes books, maps, food, fuel and sale promotions)
Members should show membership cards in the shops.
When ordering by phone, give your name and membership number. Ordering on-line does not show discounts at present, but putting AC details in Notes will apply discount when it is processed.
Needle Sports - Keswick. Offer discount off most items (except books, maps, videos and sales items). Large discounts are available for bulk orders.
Cotswold are keen to support Alpine Club members. They give 20% discount on most goods (excluding sale and promotional items). The code you quote can be obtained from the AC office or in Alpinet,.
- Milton Keynes offer Alpine Club members a discount on purchases made on-line or in store. The discount is not a fixed percentage, (on average it is about 20% off the normal price). Enter the Promotional Code at the checkout stage. The code can be obtained from the AC office or in Alpinet For in store purchases show your membership card.
- Covent Garden. Paramo manufacture outdoor garments and give discount to AC members. This is available only at the Covent Garden shop and not the head office. Ask for the store manager. Members unable to visit the shop should ring 0207 379 8615 for information on how to purchase.
Paramo also operate a Mountain Pro Scheme which gives additional substantial discounts to professionals.
Elite Mountain Supplies
provide equipment only through their website, and give 20% discount on most items except promotional goods. The discount code can be obtained from the AC office or in Alpinet,. 'Update' the order page and the discounted price will be shown automatically. EMS can also supply other items not in the catalogue and are happy to prepare competitive quotations for larger group orders.
give 10% discount to Alpine Club members on Thermos flasks,Travel mugs and Cool bags. The discount code can be obtained in Alpinet
give 10% discount to Alpine Club members on non Sale items. The discount code can be obtained in Alpinet
SplashMaps was set-up in 2013 by David Overton, a former innovations manager at OS and mountain biker frustrated with paper maps that fall apart. The company developed techniques to produce maps printed on fabric, which are virtually indestructible, can be screwed up and stuffed in your pocket, and are even machine washable!
AC member, and Outdoor Instructor Malcolm Streeton has been helping promote these maps, and has now agreed a 10% discount for AC members on all SplashMaps products.
The range of maps includes 1:40,000 and 1:25,000 UK maps, with the option to customise the coverage area. The 1:25,000 have the same information as OS 1:25,000 maps. Maps are also available worldwide but the details included varies so look at the preview once you have selected the area to see what is available.
SplashMaps have also offered to provide one AC sponsored expedition with a free map to evaluate. Email firstname.lastname@example.org saying where you are going and why you particularly need it.
To order maps go to http://www.splash-maps.com/ to select the map(s) wanted. The discount code can be obtained in Alpinet
Many other suppliers such as Mountain Life at Rheged in Cumbria, also give discount on production of the AC membership card.
Have a look at the website. Cordee give substantial discounts on AC and many club guidebooks.
Magazine is offered to AC members at discount. The 2014 price is £28.99. for 12 issues.
Contact Karen Dench on 0116 202 2732 to place your order.
Expedition Foods offer 10% discount on their top quality freeze dried meals. The discount code can be found in Alpinet the Members only section of the AC website. Put this in the discount code box at online checkout on the Expedition Foods website.
B-Well Nutritional Products has many years experience supplying light weight meals, wet ready to eat meals and other out door sundries to the world’s renowned explorers. Be-Well also create bespoke 24hr day packs.
Be-Well Expedition Foods gives Alpine Club members a 10% discount and free nutritional advice when planning an expedition. For more information call 01778 560868 or visit the Be-Well website.
HUTS & ACCOMMODATION
Concessionary rates have been agreed for Alpine Club members at huts belonging to the Swiss Alpine Club and the French Alpine Club- AC members can stay at these huts at member rates.
There are also informal arrangements at some huts owned by the CAI (Italy). Further afield Alpine Club cards are often accepted in other countries mountaineering club huts.
The Climbers' Club offers use of their huts in the UK. This is not a reciprocal right - full guest rates apply.
See Climbers Club huts
for more information then contact the hut booking secretary
BMC membership through the Alpine Club allows members to use many other club huts in the UK. For details see the BMC website
10% off any of Jerry Gore’s self-catering chalets and apartments in the Ecrins Massif. Full details on his website: AlpBase.com
or call 0871 218 0080