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! 

Becoming a Member


Here is a list of lectures at the Alpine Club. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom.

The lectures provide a good opportunity for AC members to meet one another and exchange news, views and information. New members and prospective members are particularly welcome. Prospective members are asked to contact the AC office before attending. Lectures generally start at 7:30pm.

For the lectures in London, non-members are asked to register their attendance in advance either by filling in the relevant form on the lecture page or by contacting the office at  (Please note that a donation is requested on entry).

Anyone who has had an interesting trip and would be prepared to lecture is invited to contact the AC Office or the lecture organisers.

Each event includes a clickable map with the address of the venue.

Events Calendar

Colin Ballantyne - The Ice Age in Scotland
Tuesday 14 January 2020, 07:30pm
Contact Timothy Elson
Tuesday 14 January 2020

We begin the New Year by welcoming Colin Ballantyne, Emeritus Professor in Physical Geography at St Andrews University. In this much-acclaimed talk, which he has also given to the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Colin will explain the geological evolution of our mountains, including the climate changes of the last ice age and the effects of glaciation on Scotland's scenery. He has also written what looks to be an impressive book with the same title which is due to be published in the next few months. This promises to be a fascinating talk (as well as an opportunity to buy the book!). 

The venue is the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JL..

Contact Timothy Elson Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location Edinburgh
7 Victoria Street