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Network of UK / world's most experienced alpinists
Our members are active in virtually all mountain regions with recent expeditions to Alaska, the Andes, China and the Himalayas. We offer an international forum to share information and experience. The Club's informal atmosphere allows members direct access to leading edge experience.
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30 Lectures
each year across the UK
The Club attracts leading climbers to lecture programmes held in London, the Peak District and Bristol. Subjects range from hard new routes to exploratory expeditions into unknown ranges. Recent speakers include Mick Fowler, Simon Yates, Johnny Dawes and Madeleine Sorkin.
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20 Meets each year
from Alps - Antarctica
Meets are held in Britain, the Alps and the Greater Ranges for climbers of all standards.
Recent Greater Range meets, that included the ascent of new routes and unclimbed peaks, have been to the Andes, Himalayas and Greenland.
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Central London
Bunkhouse
The club has a small bunkroom in the clubhouse in Shoreditch (left), five minutes from Liverpool Street station, for the use of members, aspirants and associates.
Ideal for remote members visiting the Library, attending lectures or in search of exotic cuisine.
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Alpine Journal free
each year
The Alpine Journal, free to members, is a 400 page annual record of mountaineering and climbing, covering expeditions, exploration, environmental issues, mountain art, literature and history. With contributions from over 40 authors, it consistently offers all that is best mountain writing.
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World Class Library and
research facilities
The Library, housed in the Club's premises, has an unrivalled collection of over 30,000 books, magazines, club journals, expedition reports and rare historic material. Plus guidebooks, Photo Library, historic diaries, press cuttings, correspondence and extensive on-line map collection.
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Newsletters &
Expedition Funding
Electronic newsletter each month and 20 page mag thrice yearly packed with updates on coming events and climbing opportunities.

The AC Climbing Fund offers grants to members' expeditions, with preference given to students & younger members.
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Hut Access
Alpine Club members can use Swiss huts at member rates. There are also informal arrangements at some huts owned by the CAF (France) and CAI (Italy).
Our BMC affiliation provides further benefits.
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