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

Events Calendar

Hut Wardens Tidy Up Meet
From Wednesday 24 August 2022
To Saturday 27 August 2022
Contact Paul Hudson
Wednesday 24 August 2022
24th to 27th August 
The meet, will be held at the George Starkey Hut in Patterdale over the following dates 24/25/26/27 August. Accommodation at the hut will be free for those staying on the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday nights, with additional nights at the regular hut rate.
This is an invitation/appeal for volunteers. The broad objectives are to compliment the extensive professional work done to upgrade our hut, improving overall comfort, cleanliness and creating a good club ambiance.
This is YOUR hut, please take the opportunity to contribute to its well being. 
The meet will be organised by Paul Hudson. Please book with Paul This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
There is no pressure to spend the whole meet working: one day work and one day play is fine!
There will be a list of jobs, and meet members can self-select according to their skills and capabilities. Tools and any paints, cleaning materials, cutters, strimmers, are provided.
Lift shares may be available from London or Penrith (or elsewhere), for those who may wish to book cheap advance train travel.
Location George Starkey Hut