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

John Fairley wrote the Alpine Ski Club web pages on Avalanche safety drawing on a great deal of published information from Germany, Switzerland, France, Canada and the USA. These are an invaluable resource for expeditions, but also for mountaineers in general.

We also recommend utilising the resources available at White Risk to grow and test your avalanche awareness.