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

AC Honorary Member Harish Kapadia has just been presented with the Asian Piolets d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award at the celebrations in Seoul, Korea.

The Piolets d'Or Asia is the official award celebrating remarkable ascents achieved by Asian mountaineers, and is now in its 12th year. Kapadia has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his enormous contribution to the exploration of the Himalaya, through which he has been climbing and travelling for the last 55 years and written widely on the subject, including 17 books. He is the first Indian to be honoured with this award.
CLICK HERE to read his acceptance speech