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

Summer Meet Argentière
From Saturday 02 July 2022
To Saturday 23 July 2022
Contact Paul McWhinney
Saturday 02 July 2022

The AC has not often had the main summer meet in the Arve Valley, but in 2015 we had a popular (and successful) meet and a return is overdue.

There is a wide range of opportunities, a good mix of easy and hard classic mountain routes, lots of sport and trad climbing in the Aiguille Rouge with superb views over the Mont Blanc range, copious valley cragging for when the weather is not so good, walking, mountain biking and canoeing. Argentière is quieter and more convivial than Chamonix, which is only a short bus ride away. The campsite (Camping du Glacier D'Argentière) is friendly with good facilities including Wi-Fi, bread in the morning, and an occassional pizza van. We will have the group tent as a focal point.

Organiser: Paul McWhinney, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.