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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Events Calendar

John Porter: A Brief Golden Light - The Generation that Nearly Climbed itself into Extinction.
Tuesday 19 March 2019, 07:30pm
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Tuesday 19 March 2019

John’s tales of  climbing with the generation of mountaineers in the 1970s and 1980s who made bold light-weight ascents on some of the world’s highest mountains.  Featuring Pete Boardman, Alex MacIntyre, Paul Nunn, Al Rouse, Doug Scott, Joe Tasker, and more.  They pushed forward the boundaries of the sport but at a great price. 

Alex Approaches final cornice on day 6, 1st ascent NE Face Bandaka, 1977  © John Porter

Leaving the first bivi, 1st ascent S. Nevado 3, 1979 © John Porter

Descending from Changabang after 1st ascent of the South Buttress, 1978   © John Porter

Venue:  The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL.
Lectures free to members.  Members’ guests and BMC members are welcome to attend for a donation of £3 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund. Non-members are welcome to attend and are invited to make a donation of £3 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.
Doors Open: 7pm.  Lectures start: 7.30pm  
The Hotel has a bar serving bar food from 6pm
Lecture Organiser / Contact:  Anna Lawford
Location Keswick
31 Main St
CA12 5BN