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

17 November 2021

The Green Group would like to thank the nearly two-hundred AC members who contributed to our recent survey on climate change. As well as helping us to establish the position of the membership on this issue, your many suggestions and details of your personal environmental projects have given us an excellent starting point as we decide where to focus our work in the coming years.

You can read a summary report of the results here and we will feedback a more in-depth analysis in the coming months.