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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Film night: K2 and the Invisible Footmen. 
Tuesday 20 September 2016, 07:30pm
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Tuesday 20 September 2016

This 54 minute film by Lara Lee documents the largely unsung efforts of the indigenous porters who for decades have facilitated the ascent of K2, the Earth's second-highest mountain. More information on



Venue: Unless otherwise shown, Upper Room of the Nova Scotia, Cumberland Basin, Hotwells, Bristol, BS1 6XJ.
The Nova Scotia is a well-known Bristol landmark, situated at the western end of the Floating Harbour, with ample local parking and good beer. 
Meet for beer and food from 6.30pm; lectures start at 7.30pm. The AC SW regional organisers are Tony Westcott and Chris Storie. 

Location South West
Upper Room of Nova Scotia, Cumberland Basin, Hotwells