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! 

Becoming a Member


Here is a list of Alpine Club meets. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom. A list of past meets is can be seen by clicking here.

The Meets programme provides great opportunities for fellow members to get to know each other in the climbing areas of the UK and the mountains of the world.  UK meets in particular offer the chance for members to drop in, even if it's just for an evening drink.

New members have often attended meets as guests of members before they joined and their presence on meets is particularly welcome both to widen their circle of acquaintance and to assist with maintaining that tradition of openness to prospective members. Non-members may attend meets as guests of members at the discretion of the meet coordinator.

Before attending please read the Meet Guidelines.

Interested in organising a meet?  It's easy! Click here to find out more.  

Events Calendar

AC Leonidio, Greece meet 2021
From Saturday 06 November 2021
To Saturday 20 November 2021
Contact Malcolm Streeton
Saturday 06 November 2021

We had to cancel the Morocco meet in 2020 due to Covid restrictions that required quarantine when returning to the UK. The relaxation of restrictions this summer meant it was looking optimistic that we would get back in November 2021. However, late in October Morocco banned flights form the UK due to the high infection rates here, so we were stopped again. Last year plan B (and C and D!) also failed but this time it worked and 6 of us headed out for two weeks around Leonidio in Greece.

6th to 20th November 
Please contact coordinator Max Streeton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07860 329525