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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John Fairley wrote the Alpine Ski Club web pages on Avalanche safety drawing on a great deal of published information in Germany, Switzerland, France, Canada and the USA. Visit at The Eagle Ski Club yearbook 2007 has a shortened version called ‘Defensive Mountaineering’. Download the interactive avalanche guide ‘White Risk’ from Cost: €16.