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

CANCELLED Italian Exchange Meet: CAI & AC
From Friday 07 May 2021
To Sunday 16 May 2021
Contact Adele Long
Friday 07 May 2021

Due to the Corona virus situation this meet has been cancelled

After the hugely successful Monte Rosa exchange last year, the Alpine Club will attempt to return the favour and show the Lake District to our Italian friends. On the menu will be rock climbing, hill walking, scrambling and tourist attractions (including a visit to Hadrian’s Wall).  Please sign up to help make this a success!  

We will get someone in to cook and provide breakfast and evening meals. You will need to bring sleeping bags.
Cost: approximately £40 per day accommodation and half board.
Contact: Adele Long This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
7-16 May 2021 at the George Starkey Hut, or a nearby campsite
Location George Starkey Hut