The Alpine Club, the world's first mountaineering club, is Britain's only national club for Alpinists.
Since it was founded in 1857 its members have been at the leading edge of mountaineering development and exploration.
We aim to be the club of choice for all mountaineers, providing a forum for sharing experiences and information.



with LECTURE by MARTIN BOYSEN: ‘Hanging On’ (Details)
on Tuesday 28th April 2015: 6.30pm - 10.30pm

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS - Lectures are at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise   Details & Full List
1st - 4th May
Andy Burton
Derbyshire meet, joint with ABMSAC/AC
9th - 16th May
Paul McWhinney
Glen Brittle - Joint meet with Craven Pothole Club
London Lecture
Tuesday 28th May
Martin Boyson
Lecture and London Dinner


Recent updates

The Artists of the Alpine Club
A Biographical Dictionary

Compiled & written by
Peter Mallalieu
Keeper of the Club's Pictures

Latest Edition (2012) with Addendum  and including 11 more artists.

£25 inc P&P from the AC office. Please make cheques payable to the Alpine Club.  All proceeds go to the Alpine Club Conservation and Development Fund.

There have always been artists in the Alpine Club since its formation in 1857, who have carried sketch books and painting materials into the mountains.  The book shows something of the history behind  the AC collection of over 600 pictures, with biographical details and reproductions of the work of over 100 artists.

Scrambles with a Camera

Edward Whymper who led the first ascent of the Matterhorn, was a pioneer of mountain photography and used lantern slides to illustrate his lectures. This book is published by the Alpine Club to commemorate the centenary of Whymper's death.
Available from bookshops at £16
or through the Alpine Club

Alpine Club T-Shirts

Made from 'technical' wicking fabric
Colour Charcoal

£16 from the AC office or from Stuart Worsfold

Everest the First Ascent, the Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, the man who made it possible
Written by his daughter Harriet Tuckey, it has just won the British Sports Book Award for “Outstanding General Sports Writing"

The Times is organising a vote for the Sports Book of the Year. If you would like to vote for Harriet's book click here.


The Chris Walker Memorial Trust

Assists young mountaineers by giving grant awards of up to £1000 for climbing expeditions in the Greater Ranges .Details

The members-only section of the website that is used to contact other members of the Club.
E-mail if you need advice, or want to find a climbing partner, or sell equipment, or promote a climbing event.
In Alpinet you can see the codes you use to get discount at various shops and organisations.

We can't get in touch if we don't know your e-mail address. Please look in Alpinet and check it is up-to-date, and you are ticked to receive Club mailings.
If you have forgotten your password go to Aipinet and follow the instructions. to get a new one.

The Alpine Club Climbing Fund

In 2011 the Alpine Club Climbing Fund  supported several expeditions.   There were two to Nepal (led by Julian Freeman-Attwood and Mick Fowler), Alaska (Guy Wilson), China (John Town) and tPeru (two expeditions: led by Tom Ripley and Matthew Balmer). All are exploratory ventures that hoped to achieve first ascents of hitherto unclimbed peaks and attempt new routes on previously unclimbed faces. Reports can be accessed from the  Expeditions page.

Far,Far the Distant Peak
Biography of Wilfrid Noyce


Dick was a frequent contributor to the AJ from back in 1965. He also edited the Nepal Notes from 2005 to 2013. He was a remarkable explorer with many a tale to tell. A fully illustrated anthology of his writings together with contributions from several others has just been published. Please have a look at the anthology’s website HERE.


16/4 Death of Dr John Clegg
16/4 New London lecture on 26th Jan. 2016
15/4 New London lecture on 9th June
24/3 Alpine Club Rules updated
21/3 New London lecture Jan 2016
18/3 Death of Gordon Gadsby
12/3 Tribute to Dennis Davis from Jim Gregson
12/3 New Patterdale Meet
9/3 New London lecture 27th Oct.
6/3 New Meet 1st-4th May
27/2 Tribute to Dennis Davis from Dennis Gray
23/02 Death of John Chadwick
19/2 Death of Dennis Davis
19/2 AC 2015 Open Expedition to China Himalaya
18/2 New Peak lecture
18/2 Deaths of Richard Morgan & Stephanie Roberts
11/2 Morocco October Meet
11/2 New London October Lecture
5/02 New Cornish Meet in July
3/02 New meets added
31/01 Aspirants' Meet 30th Aug -13th Sept
15/01 Neil Mackenzie killed in climbing accident in Canada
14/01 Deaths of two of our very distinguished members
2/01 New Peaks February lecture
23/12 New London lecture in May
17/12 New London lecture in April
3/12 25th – 27th September 2015. Reunion Meet


ALPINE CLUB, 55/56 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3QF
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