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
Tom on ‘The Day After Les Vacances de Mr. Hulot', on the Stanley Headwall, Canada. Photo: Landon Thompson
Tom’s passion for trad, winter and alpine climbing leads him to big and inspiring mountain routes around the world, whilst still heading for UK sea cliffs and Scottish winter climbing in between. He’s established first ascents in Alaska and the Himalaya. Many will have heard of his second ascent of Latok 1 (7145m) in the Karakorum in August 2018, the first ascent from the north side, with Aleš ?esen and Luka Stražar, via 3/4 of the coveted 'impossible ridge', widely recognised as one of the last major unclimbed lines in high-altitude mountaineering.