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
Pabbay and Mingulay in the Barra Isles of the Outer Hebrides offer some of the best and most adventurous trad climbing in the British Isles. Covid and boat availability permitting, the aim is to hold an AC Meet visiting both islands with provisional dates 18th - 26th June 2022 (10 further places available). This will be an entirely self-contained camping meet on uninhabited islands with all that that implies. Travel is by CalMac ferry from Oban to Barra, followed by being ferried around by a local boatman. Given the seriousness of the climbing, there will be strict experience requirements for attendees. In outline, established climbing partnerships only, a minimum totally comfortable leading grade of at least HVS, experience of complex abseil access to serious sea-cliffs highly desirable. Early enquiries are invited, contact the coordinator for further details.