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

9th AC Saas Aspirants meet
From Saturday 27 August 2022
To Sunday 11 September 2022
Contact Nicholas Smith
Saturday 27 August 2022

Saturday 27th August 2022 to Sunday 11th September 2022

Based in the Saas Valley,  Switzerland at Hotel Schönblick and the campsite opposite, this meet is aimed at Aspirant members in the 1st or 2nd Alpine season, and Full members keen to refresh their skills.  The Saas valley is flanked by numerous 4000m peaks with dozens of mixed climbs in the lower grades, and is blessed with excellent transport links.
The meet has 16 places, and starts with two days spent developing alpine techniques with four mountain guides, including crevasse rescue and moving together, led by AC member Owen Samuel. The cost of the guides is subsidised by the AC.  All members are welcome to attend the meet, even if not taking parting in the formal instruction.
Please get in touch for an information pack.
Contact: Nicholas Smith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.