Network of UK / world's most experienced alpinists
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
The Club's informal atmosphere allows
members direct access to leading edge experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
World Class Library and
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.
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.
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.