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
AC Library Chairman, Hywel Lloyd, has organised an exhibition entitled "The Golden Age of Alpinism and British Victorian Climbers" in collaboration with the Frenchay Tuckett Society in Bristol, which features photographs and artefacts of the early club presidents, their equipment and guides from the Alps to the Caucasus. The Frenchay Village Museum is housed in the restored gatehouse to the former Frenchay Hospital at 1 Begbrook Park, Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 1SZ. The Exhibition is open from 7 January through to the end of March on Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays 2pm to 5pm.
Hywel is giving a lecture, "The Golden Age of Alpinism & British Victorian Climbers", will be on Thursday 9th March. It will be at 7.30 pm and the exhibition will be specially open on that Thursday from 5.00 pm until 7.00 pm for AC members. The lecture venue is Quaker Meeting House, Beckspool Road, Frenchay, BS16 1NT. Beckspool Road is a continuation of Begbrook Park and the Quaker Meeting House is about 600 metres from the Museum on LHS; reasonable parking on local streets.