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

Lake Como Meet 2022
From Sunday 27 February 2022
To Sunday 06 March 2022
Contact Gordon Chisholm
Sunday 27 February 2022
In the footsteps of Cassin and Bonatti. The Lake Como meet is based at the historic Carlo Porta hut (, located in the Grigna Mountains (Gruppo delle Grigne, Grigna Meridionale 2,177M, Grigna Settentrionale 2,410M) above Lecco.

It gives easy access by foot and by car to a variety of possibilities:
low level south facing crags (corno del medale, zucco dell'angelone) for rock climbing in tee shirts and shorts.

Higher up there is a wide choice of snow / ice climbs from F to TD+.

Italian hospitality included, and if there is bad weather visits to Milan,Bergamo etc or a boat ride on the lake.

The cost of the hut is 50 Euros per day half board. Upto 16 participants are welcome.

General info :

Contact: Gordon Chisholm  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.