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

Tom Livingstone: Modern Alpinism
Tuesday 15 November 2022, 07:30pm
Tuesday 15 November 2022

Tom will present some recent first ascents in the Himalayas (including a Piolet d’Or - winning route on Latok 1 in 2018, and on Tengkangpoche in Nepal during the covid pandemic).

He’ll discuss the changes faced in climbing today, from ‘Fast and Light’ ascents, Covid-19, the Olympics and the warming climate.

With an emphasis on technical routes at ever-higher altitudes, Tom has tried to consistently push the standard of alpinism and wonders how this compares to the impressive ascents of the past. He’d rather let the photos and videos do the talking, so expect plenty of both.

(Note this is not the usual Tuesday date!)

Non-members are very welcome to attend but should book in advance either by completing the form below or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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