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


Here is a list of lectures at the Alpine Club. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom.

The lectures provide a good opportunity for AC members to meet one another and exchange news, views and information. New members and prospective members are particularly welcome. Prospective members are asked to contact the AC office before attending. Lectures generally start at 7:30pm.

For the lectures in London, non-members are asked to register their attendance in advance by contacting the office at  (Please note that a donation is requested on entry).

Anyone who has had an interesting trip and would be prepared to lecture is invited to contact the AC Office or the lecture organisers.

Each event includes a clickable map with the address of the venue.

Events Calendar

John da Silva: The AC Open Expedition to the Cordillera Real, Bolivia - 2015
Tuesday 24 May 2016, 07:30pm
Tuesday 24 May 2016
John was part of an eight member, 4-week Alpine Club expedition to the Bolivian Andes in June 2015. The team climbed nine summits in total, all over 5000m and two over 6000m.  The expedition included a unique visit to the Casiri region in the Cordillera Real where the team achieved two successful summits, possibly by new routes. 
Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road