Welcome to the

Alpine Club


    
    

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! 

Becoming a Member
 

The purpose of the Alpine Club Green Group is to assist the Alpine Club in initiating and contributing to mountaineering sustainability objectives - as well as raising the AC's profile, locally, nationally and internationally on this agenda.

The Green Group intends to inform, engage and support individual AC members in reducing all our carbon footprints, but also to facilitate partnership initiatives that are likely to have a more effective impact.

The Green Group is an open consultative group consisting of interested members who meet formally once or twice per annum (virtually at present) and any actions taken are fed back into the main AC committee by the Chair.

 

Green Group Members

The current Green Group is made up of:

John Booth                  Terry Gifford                  Andy MacNae 
Rob Collister                Steve Goodwin               Ola Parcinska  
Ed Douglas                  Jerry Gore                     Martin Price 
Mike Fletcher               Grace Hurford                Andy Tickle 
Pete Frost                    David Medcalf               Jonathan White 

 

Resources

As part of their work, the Green Group produce position papers and articles for the club on topics relating to the environment; survey members on green issues and coallate resources to help members and the wider mountaineering community make informed decisions. You can keep up to date on Green Group activities at the Sustainability News feed and find more in-depth resources below.

 




Our Tenants

The Club rents out part of its premises at Charlotte Road, London to two environmentally conscious businesses:

  • Life Supplies are a new company who are aiming to make plant-based, sustainable household goods more accessible. 
  • Hived are a delivery company specialising in zero emissions deliveries.

 

 

 

Latest Articles

  • Report: 08 August 2022 +

    Report: 08 August 2022 La Chamoniarde mountain conditions report for 08 August 2022 The dry spell continues in the mountains. Read More
  • Berg and Roberts Establish New Route on Jirishanca +

    Berg and Roberts Establish New Route on Jirishanca Mountaineers Alik Berg and Quentin Roberts have climbed a new route on Read More
  • Edu Marín Makes Second Free Ascent of 'Eternal Flame' +

    Edu Marín Makes Second Free Ascent of 'Eternal Flame' Edu Marín, climbing with support from his father and brother, has Read More
  • Report: 20 July 2022 +

    La Chamoniarde mountain conditions report for 20 July 2022 Conditions are changing fast and not in a good way. Some Read More
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Upcoming Events

  • 23 Jul
    AC Trans-Alai Expedition 2022 23 Jul 2022 All Day

    More details to follow

    Contact: Tom Davis-Merry

  • 15 Aug
    AC Family meet 2022 15 Aug 2022 All Day

    Venue - Euro camping Campsite Saint-Disdille in Thonon-les-Bains near Morzine in France.   A two week

  • 24 Aug
    Hut Wardens Tidy Up Meet 24 Aug 2022 All Day

    Dates: 24th to 27th August    Details The meet, will be held at the George

  • 27 Aug
    9th AC Saas Aspirants meet 27 Aug 2022 All Day

    Saturday 27th August 2022 to Sunday 11th September 2022 Based in the Saas Valley,  Switzerland at Hotel

  • 30 Aug
    AC Lundy Meet 30 Aug 2022 All Day

    This is meet will be an excellent opportunity for those who have not yet visited the Island of Lundy.

  • 23 Jul - 03 Sep
  • 10 Sep - 23 Oct

 


 

Expeditions

Use the boxes below to explore the expeditions 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

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.