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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POSTPONED John Porter: The Beauty of Risk
Tuesday 17 March 2020, 07:30pm - 09:30pm
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Tuesday 17 March 2020

Due to the coronavirus situation this lecture has been postponed 

John explores the nature of adventure, challenging man’s perception of what is ‘real,’ what is delusional, what is beautiful, what is safe, and how success and failure are equally important.  It covers how mountaineering can enrich lives but can also be self-destructive, even fatal, when boundaries are not recognised.  John was part of a generation that one critic declared ‘nearly climbed itself into extinction.’  The talk is illustrated with stunning and at times surprising images and insights gathered from nearly sixty years of climbing around the world. 

John Porter leading steep ice on Ranrapulcha

Jim Curran at 6400m on K2

Venue:  The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL.
Lectures free to members.  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
Location Keswick
31 Main St
CA12 5BN