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
As a climber, writer, photographer and doctor, Michael Gill became a close friend of Hillary and was invited on most of his expeditions up to 1977. Having this background, and with access to the vast Hillary archive and private correspondence, he was able to compile a unique account of Hillary's life in his newly released book; Edmund Hillary - A Biography. In this talk he will present his personal perspective on this extraordinary man