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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Zaheer Durrani: Following Finch - Rock Climbing in Quetta, Pakistan
Tuesday 12 July 2022, 07:30pm
Tuesday 12 July 2022

Lieut J.R.G Finch wrote an article in The Himalayan Journal published in 1937 describing a number of climbs around Quetta city.  Among his many finds were two classic lines 'The Great Step climb' and 'Thorn-bush crack'. A second article published in 1940 also described a classic 1,500ft high multi-pitch route up The Grand  Arête of Takatu, a prominent twin peaked mountain with an altitude of 3,475m located to the North East of the city.

Zaheer was inspired by these articles and travelled to Quetta in 2017 & 2019 to repeat some of these climbs with the help of local climbers. He invites you to come and find out more about the challenges of climbing in this rarely-visited part of Pakistan.

Non-members are very welcome to attend but should book in advance either by completing the form below or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

There is no official charge for entry, but we do ask those non-members who are able to make a small contribution to allow the lectures to keep running.


Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road