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.


Lectures are at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise   Details & Full List
27th/29th June
Jenna Robinson
New Members meet - Patterdale
5th - 12th July
Pamela Harris-Andrews
Pontresina, Switzerland
To 28th June
Julian Cooper
Paintings to celebrate the AC's contribution to Alpine 4000m peaks
London Lectures
Tuesday 22 April
Nadir Khan
Adventure Photography
Tuesday 13 May
Tom Codrington
Oxford West Greenland Expedition
Regional Lectures
Resume in the Autumn


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

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 Noycye


19/4 Tribute to Ray Colledge
15/4 Death of Ray Colledge
9/4 Leo Houlding at the RGS
20/3 Links to obituaries for John Tyson.
15/3 New London lecture on 10th June
15/3 Death of John Tyson
14/3 Mike Pinney memorial site link
11/3 New London lecture 13th May.
9/3 Death of Mike Pinney
11/2 Tribute to Ian McNaught-Davis
11/2 Death of Ian McNaught-Davis
7/2 Death of our past president Emlyn Jones
3/2 Death of Andrew Stuart
31/12 Death of Jeff Allison


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