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.  

Events Calendar

Women Rise up
From Saturday 21 August 2021
To Saturday 04 September 2021
Contact Adele Long
Saturday 21 August 2021
Applications are open to join a trip to Zermatt to climb in the footsteps of Lucy Walker and Meta Brevoort who, in 1871, made the first female ascents of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Dent Blanche. The AC hopes to bring together a diverse group of women to mark this extraordinary year in female mountaineering with the aim of broadening access to mountaineering through inspiration, in the same way that Walker and Brevoort did for women a century and a half ago.

While the official meet is for this all-female group of climbers marking a groundbreaking year for female mountaineering, the anniversary is a cause for celebration for the entire Alpine Club. The meet will be based at the Attermenzen campsite and club members are of course welcome to make their own arrangements to visit.
Contact: Adele Long This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Becky Coles This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More details and application form CLICK HERE