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

George Starkey Hut Maintenance Meet
From Thursday 26 August 2021
To Saturday 28 August 2021
Contact Marian Parsons
Thursday 26 August 2021
Provisional Dates
26th to 28th August
The 2021 George Starkey Hut Maintenance meet, Patterdale, will be held on the weekend of 26/27/28 August . This is an invitation/appeal for volunteers.
The broad objectives are to compliment the extensive professional work done to upgrade our hut, improving overall comfort, cleanliness and creating a good club ambiance.
This is YOUR hut, please take the opportunity to contribute to its well being. 
The meet will be organised by Marian Parsons (ABMSAC and AC). Please book with Marian Parsons  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Bed nights are FREE and include a free meal on Saturday evening. (Please bring your own food & drink for all other meals). A short talk may be arranged for Saturday evening.
There is no pressure to spend the whole weekend working: one day work and one day play is fine!
There will be a list of jobs, and meet members can self-select according to their skills and capabilities. Tools and any paints, cleaning materials, cutters, strimmers, are provided.
Lift shares may be available from London or Penrith (or elsewhere), for those who may wish to book cheap advance train travel.
Location George Starkey Hut