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
In October 2023, Tom Davis-Merry, Thomas Simpson, Kasia Piatek, Ula Stopka-Farooqui, Sam Poletti, and Elie Jaumin travelled to the Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim. Their objective was a series of unclimbed 5000m peaks surrounding the little-explored Brumkhangse glacial system. As relentless snow and rain caused mass flooding and widespread destruction in the region, the team narrowly avoided evacuation by the Indian military. Determined to continue climbing, they sought out several weather windows to make first ascents of Dhairya Peak (5595m), Thoda Peak (5604m) and Sara Peak (5844m). This lecture is their story of adventure, mishaps, and forging friendships in the Indian Himalaya.
The talk will be held at the Alpine Club's premises at 55 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3QF from 7PM on 9 January 2024.
For safety reasons, we are required to keep a register of all attendees. If you plan to attend, please complete the form below. (This applies to both members and non-members).
There is no official charge for entry, but we do ask non-members to make a small contribution towards the continued running of the lectures if they are able.