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
Here is a list of Alpine Club meets. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom. A list of past meets is can be seen by clicking here.
The Meets programme provides great opportunities for fellow members to get to know each other in the climbing areas of the UK and the mountains of the world. UK meets in particular offer the chance for members to drop in, even if it's just for an evening drink.
New members have often attended meets as guests of members before they joined and their presence on meets is particularly welcome both to widen their circle of acquaintance and to assist with maintaining that tradition of openness to prospective members. Non-members may attend meets as guests of members at the discretion of the meet coordinator.
Before attending please read the Meet Guidelines.
Interested in organising a meet? It's easy! Click here to find out more.
Informal guidance will be provided from more experienced members within the club, such as Nick Kekus, Sandy Allan, Victor Saunders and Rob Collister (the team will be confirmed nearer the time). .
Topics will range from what to put into your rucksack to some basic Alpine mountaineering skills
George Starkey Hut – Patterdale, NE Lake District
Getting there and away:
George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, NE Lakes
Main Road (A592), Patterdale Village, Cumbria. Nearest Postcode: CA11 0NN
Grid Ref – NY 396162 (OS Outdoor Leisure Map No 5)
You will be responsible for your own transport but lift shares / pick-ups may be able to be arranged closer to the time.
Attendees: £30 for the weekend (Fri and Sat nights) to cover the cost of accommodation and some communal food.
Reservations essential. Please send any queries and your application form to:
Cheques sent to Nigel Buckley at: Alpine Club Library, 55/56 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3QF