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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Alpine Club Greeting Cards

Alpine Club Greeting Cards

Hilda Marion Hechle (1886-1939), Fee Glacier and Allalinhorn, watercolour (38 x 53 cm) © The Alpine Club Collection [HE015P]


Charles Pilkington (1850–1918), Cuillins from Balmacara (1889), watercolour (11 x 18 cm) © The Alpine Club Collection [GM007P]

The Alpine Club blank greeting cards are available in a pack of ten, consisting of two distinctive designs (five cards of each design). The images are stunning and, as a pair, offer a greetings pack with a lot of image contrast suitable for all occasions. The Hechle image is very stark, graphic with strong contrast, whilst the Pilkington is soft, monochromatic and elegant. Each pack costs £7.00, P&P of £2 for 1 or 2 packs and £3 for 3 (or each multiple of 3). Overseas postage – please contact the Office Manager via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To purchase cards: Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or to 020 7613 0755

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Route of AC members is awarded Piolets D’Or

Four remarkable ascents will be awarded Piolets d'Or in Ladek-Zdroj on September 19. The year 2019 turned out to be very rich for modern alpinism, with a substantial number of significant first ascents from all over the globe. The protagonists were alpinists of wide diversity.
One of the ascents is the First Ascent of Link Sar via the Southwest face. Congratulations to the team: MARK RICHEY, STEVE SWENSON, CHRIS WRIGHT, GRAHAM ZIMMERMAN.
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