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

9th Annual Joint AC/CAF Marseille Meet
From Saturday 01 February 2020
To Saturday 08 February 2020
Contact Nicholas Smith
Saturday 01 February 2020

9th Annual Joint AC/CAF – Club Alpin Français, (French Alpine Club) Marseille meet. Argentière-la-Bessée - Ice Climbing in the Sunshine perhaps.

We will be joined by keen and well informed French climbers so just bring ice axes crampons and enthusiasm!

There are only 8-10 places so, if you want to go contact the organiser a.s.a.p.


  • L'Argentière-la-Bessée
A meet up in Marseille airport to pool hire cars is proposed or you can get yourself to Argentière-la-Bessée. 
Romain has organised excellent 1/2 board accommodation for 37 euros per person per night.

Contact Details:

For further details contact the coordinator

  • Nicholas Smith - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
1st to 8th February 2020
Location L'Argentière-la-Bessée