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 either by filling in the relevant form on the lecture page or 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

Philip Meredith: The Chilean Andes
Tuesday 14 June 2022, 07:30pm
Tuesday 14 June 2022

The Chilean Andes:

Mountain Evolution at a Tectonic Plate Boundary

Chair of the Alpine Club Library and Geology lecturer Philip Meredith takes us on a journey from the bowels of the earth to the peaks and ranges that are created by tectonic activity.

He will focus on the Chilean Andes, giving us a deeper insight into this range's geological history and the causes of its unique characteristics.

The talk will be held at the Alpine Club's premises at 55 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3QF from 7PM on 14 June 2022.

Non-members who wish to attend should complete the form below or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register their interest.

There is no official charge for entry, but we do ask those non-members who are able to make a small contribution to allow the lectures to keep running.


Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road