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 and contain more detailed information on how to apply.
Full Membership To become a Full Member, we ask that you have climbed a minimum of 20 alpine peaks or routes at an average grade of PD or above, 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
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
If you wish to apply and do not know a member to propose your application, we will help you find someone, provided your climbing experience meets the membership requirements.
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