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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Simon Richardson: South Georgia Expedition 2016
Tuesday 25 October 2022, 07:30pm
Tuesday 25 October 2022

The remote, inhospitable island of South Georgia has been a draw for climbers for many decades now.

With difficulty of access and extreme weather conditions, expeditions are not always successful. But in 2016, an expedition very much bucked that trend, making first ascents of Starbuck Peak and Mount Baume - two of the most technical and impressive peaks climbed on the island to date.

Simon Richardson will tell us more about this expedition and hopefully whet your appetite for your own South Atlantic adventures.

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