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

ABMSAC/AC New Year Meet
From Wednesday 28 December 2022
To Monday 02 January 2023
Contact Judy Renshaw
Wednesday 28 December 2022

Joint ABM/AC Summer Meet at the George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, Lake District

Price £7 per night for members - please book via the hut booking system -
Please contact Paul Hudson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> if you need information about booking the hut.
Lift shares may be available from London or Penrith (or elsewhere), for those who may wish to book cheap advance train travel.
For more details, please contact Judy Renshaw <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Location George Starkey Hut