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! 

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Meets

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

2nd Scottish Isles meet 2021
From Thursday 20 May 2021
To Monday 31 May 2021
Contact Malcolm Streeton
Thursday 20 May 2021

THIS MEET IS NOW FULL

AC combined assault on the Dubh Slabs, 2019

A chance to visit the Cuillins of both Skye and Rum, with an initial weekend in Glencoe. This meet aims to take advantage of the UK’s most mountainous terrain with scrambling and rock climbing of all grades, and is one of the key meets in the Alpine Club’s diary.
 
This is a perfect opportunity to attempt traverses of the Skye and Rum Cuillins, with some of the most active members of the club. For most, Glencoe is en route to Skye, so the first weekend will provide a chance to enjoy climbing in the most famous of all Highland Glens. 

Although it is hoped to have more spaces on the meet, given the current uncertainty on allowed group sizes no new applications are being accepted at this time. However you can still request added to a reserve list.
 
Contact: Malcolm Streeton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Scottish Isles Meet 20-29 May 2021
Schedule
Thurs 20 May - Sun 23 May Alex Mac Glen Coe.
Sun 23 May drive to Glen Brittle Campsite
Sun 23 - Thurs 28 May Glen Brittle, Skye. Camping at Glen Brittle 
28 May - 31 May Rum Cuillin
31 May - 2 June Arran extension 
 
Camping at Glen Brittle
https://www.dunvegancastle.com/glenbrittle/campsite/ £10 pppn. It has showers. Cannot be booked. 
 
Camping at Kinloch Village Campsite 10mins walk from the ferry terminal (it has showers) £6 pppn. No need to book. 
 
Alex Macyntyre Hut
The Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut sleeps 16 and is located between Glencoe and Fort William, at North Ballachulish, in the Western Highlands. It is ideally located for walkers and climbers wishing to explore Ben Nevis and Glencoe.
 
Finances
A deposit of £50 is payable to secure a place.
Accommodation cost £102 pp for 11 nights