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
David describes this project as 'Probably the world’s best ski expedition'. This is a day-by-day account of a multi-year ski tour following the entire arc of the European Alps from Menton on the French Mediterranean coast to Vienna. The route through France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria follows the crest of Europe’s highest mountain chain, passing through regions popular in summer but deserted in winter. This was a journey of 102 stages completed over 129 days covering 2,113km with 115,058m ascent.