How to Join

We welcome applications from experienced mountaineers and climbers who have an interest in climbing and exploration in the Alps, Greater Ranges and other wilderness areas. In addition non-climbers may apply to become an Associate of the Alpine Club. Application forms can be downloaded from this web site or obtained from the Club Office.

Experienced Climbers
should apply to become either a Full Member or an Aspirant Member of the Club

Full Membership  To become a Full Member, we ask that you have climbed a minimum of 20 respectable alpine routes or peaks, or the equivalent of this in other ranges and wilderness areas. Hard alpine routes and serious climbs in the greater ranges will carry more weight than easy voies normales. Ski mountaineering ascents and Scottish winter routes are taken into account as are contributions to mountain literature.   Select one of the following links to download the Full Membership form and guidance notes:    Word Format   or   Acrobat Format

Aspirant Membership  To become an Aspirant Member, you will have had at least one trip to the Alps or other high mountain area, and have ascended some routes and/or peaks. Aspirant Members should normally qualify for full membership within five years or so and may apply to be upgraded when they have reach the Full Member standard.  Select one of the following links to download the Aspirant Membership form and guidance notes:    Word Format   or   Acrobat Format

Upgrade from Aspirant to Full Member  Aspirant members who are now eligible for Full Membership (i.e. a minimum of 20 respectable alpine routes or peaks, or the equivalent of this in other ranges and wilderness) should complete a Full Membership Application for Aspirant Members.  Select one of the following links to download the relevant form and notes:    Word Format   or   Acrobat Format

Non-climbers 
should apply to become an Associate of the Alpine Club

Associateship     Individuals who have an interest in the mountains and wish to benefit from the other activities of the Club may become Associates of the Alpine Club. Our Associates have interests in mountain history, art, ecology, preservation of the environment, geography and geology and make an important contribution to the body of knowledge and the legacy we maintain.  Select one of the following links to download the Associate form.          Word Format   or   Acrobat Format

Proposers
The Club is primarily for those who are, or have been, active climbers. Members and Associates also have access to the clubhouse and library. For these reasons we ask that all applications have supporters who validate the information on the application. Details of who may support applications are in the guidance notes and we can usually help you find someone to support your application.

If you wish to apply and do not know a Member to support your application, we will help by arranging for you to meet someone. We also have a special arrangement for overseas applicants to help them join.

Next Steps
If you are an active climber, decide whether you should apply for Full Membership or Aspirant Membership, or alternatively apply using the Associateship route.  Print out the form and follow the guidance notes. You can also obtain a form from the Club office.

Please contact us if you need any assistance:
+44 (0)20 7613 0755 or by e-mail
membership@alpine-club.org.uk
We look forward to hearing from you.

 

SUBSCRIPTION RATES - 2012

Age under 30 on 1st January ...... £30

Age 30 - 64 on 1st January & all Associates ...... £50

Age 65 and over on 1st January ...... £42

Long-standing members (on application to the administrator) ...... £25
(Age + Number of years a member = 120 or more)

There is a reduction of £10 for a shared Alpine Journal at the same address


ALPINE CLUB, 55/56 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3QF
Telephone: (+44) (0)20 7613 0755       Email: admin@alpine-club.org.uk