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

Brian Hall: High Risk - Climbing to Extinction
Tuesday 11 October 2022, 07:30pm
Tuesday 11 October 2022

Brian will tell the story of climbing through the 1970’s and 80’s and look particularly at his memories of eleven friends he climbed with including Alan Rouse, Paul Nunn, Joe Tasker, Pete Thexton, Georges Bettembourg, Mike Geddes, Alex MacIntyre, John Whittle, John Syrett, Sam Cochrane and Roger Baxter-Jones.

He will start with rock climbing at Leeds University, getting to grips with the hard game of mountaineering in Scotland, the Alps in winter and then Patagonia and the Andes. He then went  to Nepal on expeditions to Jannu, Nuptse, Everest in winter, Ogre 2 and K2.

He asks why they took such risks and remembers his times with these friends with fondness, celebrating their achievements and looking back at a very different world than today. An epoch that marked the change from heavyweight expeditions to fast and ‘light’ alpine style. They thought it was a safer way to climb but in the end the statistics show otherwise.

The talk summarises Brian's new book of the same name that will be available for sale on the night.

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