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
John’s tales of climbing with the generation of mountaineers in the 1970s and 1980s who made bold light-weight ascents on some of the world’s highest mountains. Featuring Pete Boardman, Alex MacIntyre, Paul Nunn, Al Rouse, Doug Scott, Joe Tasker, and more. They pushed forward the boundaries of the sport but at a great price.
Alex Approaches final cornice on day 6, 1st ascent NE Face Bandaka, 1977 © John Porter
Leaving the first bivi, 1st ascent S. Nevado 3, 1979 © John Porter
Descending from Changabang after 1st ascent of the South Buttress, 1978 © John Porter