The Club is pleased to be able to use its premises and resources, along with its renowned archive of mountaineering reports, books, art and artefacts to host and curate exhibitions that celebrate mountain history and culture. As well as spotlighting the work of contemporary artists and academics, the Club has also worked to mark key mountaineering anniversaries; bringing together records of the past to keep our history alive and engaging for climbers and the wider community alike.

Individual exhibitions may vary, but most take place at our Charlotte Road Club House.

A full list of past and upcoming exhibitions is shown below.

Everest 1924

In June 2024, 100 years after the disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the slopes of Everest, the Alpine Club will open its new exhibition which examines the 1924 Mount Everest Expedition and assesses its continuing legacy. Everest 1924 will profile the personalities at the centre of the expedition, from Mallory and Irvine to the local workers who made the venture possible, and consider the impact of the expedition on current perceptions of the world's highest mountain.

Using photographs and artefacts from the expedition itself, including Sandy Irvine's ice axe (rediscovered in 1933), the exhibition will bring to life the experiences of the climbers; from their arrival in Darjeeling to within touching distance of the summit.

Irvine's Ice Axe (Rediscovered in 1933) - On display as part of the exhibition.

The 1924 Expedition Team - Courtesy of the Royal Geographical Society

The exhibition will run from 4 June 2024 to 25 July 2024 and is open to visitors from 12:00 – 17:00 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as well as on London lecture evenings.

There will be an official exhibition opening on the evening of 11 June. This event is free to attend and will feature the premiere of a new film about the 1924 expedition produced as a collaboration between the Alpine Club and the Mount Everest Foundation. The film, titled Everest Revisited 1924-2024, uses extensive historical footage, as well as interviews with Everest scholars and mountaineers to tell the story of 1924 and to ask questions about what the mountain means to climbers and Nepalese people 100 years on from this famous expedition. You can sign up to attend the opening using the form below.