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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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

10th Annual Joint AC/CAF Marseille Meet
From Sunday 05 June 2022
To Sunday 12 June 2022
Contact Rafal Malczyk
Sunday 05 June 2022

For the 10th time, members of the Alpine Club and Marseille section of the Club Alpin Français will be meeting to climb together. Joint meets of the two clubs have become a little tradition and a great opportunity to share experience.

This time, we have decided to invite our French colleagues to North Wales with the intention of climbing some of the classic rock routes in the area.

The meet will be based in Llanberis Pass. We have booked 16 beds in Fronwydyr hut in Nant Peris from Sunday 13th June 2021 to Sunday 20th June 2021. This means we have accommodation for 8 members of each club. If there are more than 16 members interested, there are also several campsites nearby. The hut address is:

Fron Wydyr

Nant Peris


LL55 4UN

The meet will be coordinated by Rafal Malczyk and Ian Bryant.

If you would like to attend, please contact Rafal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).