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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7th Annual Joint AC/CAF Marseille Meet
From Sunday 29 April 2018
To Sunday 06 May 2018
Sunday 29 April 2018

7th ANNUAL JOINT AC/CAF MARSEILLE MEET. 29th April - 6th May 2018

Trad and bolted on French limestone.
Contact  Nicholas Smith
7th Annual Joint AC/CAF – Club Alpin Français, (French Alpine Club) Marseille meet. Trad and bolted on sun-kissed French limestone by the sea.
We will be joined by keen and well informed French climbers, led by our old friend Remi Songeon.
He has proposed a soirée on one evening with CAF members at the 'local de notre club'.


  • Les Calanques, near Marseilles
Meet up in Marseille airport at 11am on 29 April, to pool hire cars (depending on numbers).
Departure is ca 11am on the 6 May.
Remi has proposed accommodation in a local gite, Airbnb, or homestays with CAF members.
Location Les Calanques
Contact Details:
For further details contact the coordinators:
  • Nicholas Smith - nThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07779096813