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The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857.  For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. 

With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more! 

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Alpine ClubCast 26 - 22nd June at 19:30

Women Rise Up: Female Climbing Pioneers with special guest Catherine Destivelle

This year the Alpine Club is celebrating the 150th anniversary of four major first ascents in the Alps.  In 1871, Lucy Walker and Meta Brevoort made the first female ascents of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn, Bietschhorn and the Dent Blanche.  Over 200 women recently applied to join a meet hosted by the Alpine Club this summer, which aims to bring together a diverse group of women to commemorate this extraordinary year in female mountaineering.  The aim is to broaden access to mountaineering through inspiration, in the same way that Walker and Brevoort did for women a century and a half ago.  Whereas only 30 places were available for this meet, the Alpine Club sees Women Rise Up as an important new initiative for future years.

Tonight Catherine Destivelle, the first female recipient of the Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award, joins us to talk about her journey.  Historian Clare Roche will outline the events of 1871 and Women Rise Up Climbing Coordinator Becky Coles will talk about Women Rise Up activities.  The ClubCastwill be guest-hosted by Melanie Windridge.

As usual the evening will finish with a Q&A

If you would like to join this ClubCast please check your emails again on Monday 21 June, when a zoom invitation will be sent out on Alpinet.  This invitation will also be available on the Alpine Club Facebook Member Area.

For the benefit of non-members we will be live streaming ClubCast 26 on YouTube at https://youtu.be/DVTq-XBPqUw which you are welcome to pass on to non-members.

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Upcoming Events

  • 31 Jul
    Alpine Club Kyrgyzstan Expedition 2021 31 Jul 2021 All Day

    Dates 31st July – 28th August 2021 (TBC) Mountains cover 95% of the territory of Kyrgyzstan and

  • 31 Jul
    Alpine Club Kyrgyzstan Expedition 2021 31 Jul 2021 All Day

    Dates 31st July – 28th August 2021 (TBC) Mountains cover 95% of the territory of Kyrgyzstan and

  • 07 Aug
    AC Lundy Meet 07 Aug 2021 All Day

    This meet will be an excellent opportunity for those who have not yet visited the Island ofLundy, or

  • 21 Aug
    Women Rise up 21 Aug 2021 All Day

    Applications are open to join a trip to Zermatt to climb in the footsteps of Lucy Walker and Meta Brevoort

  • 26 Aug
    George Starkey Hut Maintenance Meet 26 Aug 2021 All Day

    Provisional Dates   Dates: 26th to 28th August   Details The 2021 

  • 31 Jul - 28 Aug
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Funding

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Reports

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Expeditions

Expeditions are at the core of the Alpine Club's purpose and culture. Use the boxes on the left to navigate the expedition section.


Questions

Any questions relating to expeditions? Send us an email.


Funding

The AC and the MEF can provide funding for certain expeditions, the AC also has a climbing grant for AC teams


Reports

The AC holds a vast library of material relating to expeditions both online and on paper.