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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Events Calendar

Joint AC/CC Ice Meet 2016
From Friday 19 February 2016
To Sunday 28 February 2016
Contact Smiler Cuthbertson or Peri Stratchino
Friday 19 February 2016


Based at the Gjestegård Hostel in Rjukan, arguably the Mecca of ice climbing. Access is simple, conditions always seem to be good, and the Gjestegård Hostel in Rjukan Centre provides the very best accommodation we could ask for. Scroll down for some images and a map. (You may need Google to translate the web site)

Cost: Hostel only - £29 per night - Note: Price will fluctuate with exchange rates.

Additional costs: In the past almost everyone has taken advantage of the Hostel's in-house breakfast (and free day food) which is circa £6 per person. This is not mandatory but self catering at breakfast time is tricky in the main canteen.

The Gjestegard Breakfast Room

Doing your own thing is of course possible but you lose the food & social advantages the in-service breakfast provides.

Contact Details:

Smiler Cuthbertson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Tel. 01463 751230
  • Mob. 07792 391582

Peri Stratchino (CC) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Tel. 01904 416757


3 WI lines in a row
WI 2/3 and the way out of the lower gorge
Watching from the Vermork Bridge
Camillas Fossen - WI3 Lower Gorge
Location Rjukan, Norway