The Alpine Club, the world's first mountaineering club, has members from around the world. Since it was founded in 1857 they have
been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. We aim to be the club of choice for all mountaineers providing a forum for sharing experiences and information
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Keswick Mountain Festival
On Friday 16th at 17:15, Peter Habeler, Hon Member and one of Austria’s best and popular mountaineers will be talking about climbing the highest mountains in the world. Followed by an Alpine Club Q&A Session at 19:00. Peter will be joined by Doug Scott, Lindsay Griffin, Steve Goodwin and guest non-member Ranulph Fiennes.
AC Members can win tickets by completing this quiz. © Peter Hebeler
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March 2014
Congratulations and welcome to our new Full, Aspirant and Associate Members:
Saro Costa, David Broadhead, Douglas Scott, Zoe Strong, Dieter Klein, Irene Nehrkorn-Kayn, Peter Thompson, Hugh McEvoy, Remi Songeon, Tim Oates, Jill Plummer.
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Patagonia 'Wall of Paine'
Jerry Gore will be presenting lectures in Hathersage and Kendal on the first ascent of the South East Face of the South Tower of Paine. 60% of all monies raised go directly to his Ecuador Project.

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Alpine Journal 2013
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2013 sees the 150th anniversary of the Alpine Journal, the oldest mountaineering journal in the world.

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Committee Vacancies
The position of Hon Treasurer is available. There are currently no other vacancies on the committee, however if you would like to take a more active role in the club please contact
Full members only - younger members particularly welcome

Alpine Library Catalogue
Chamonix Climbs
Ian McNaught-Davis
Ray Colledge
John Tyson
Mike Pinney
In Memoriam
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John Tyson Obituaries
Ray Colledge Tribute
Death of Ray Colledge
Leo Houlding at the RGS
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Follow in Whymper's footsteps
22nd - 25th June

To celebrate his first ascent of the Barre des Ecrins, 25th June,1864! The Compagnie des Guides Oisans Ecrins, in conjunction with the Tourist Departments of the Hautes-Alpes and Isere, will be organising a re-creation of this ascent. Take part, beginning with evening festivities in La Grave, prior to the traverse of the Breche de la Meije and a night in La Berarde, followed by a 'bivouac animé' on the Bonnepierre glacier, and culminating in the ascent of the Barre on 25th June.

15th - 18th May
An evening with the Alpine club...
Area Lectures
Tom Codrington: Oxford West Greenland Expedition
Tuesday 13th May 2014

Tom Codrington, Peter Hill, Angela Lilienthal, Clive Woodman, Ian Faulkner and Jacob Cook successes among the fjords around Uummannaq. Big Walls, big icebergs, big waves and seal hunters.

Bruce Packard: Ski Mountaineering in the Georgian Caucasus
Tuesday 27th May 2014

Bruce will be speaking about the joint AC and ASC trip to the Svaneti region of North West Georgia in March 2014 that offers scope for exploration in an area rarely visited by ski mountaineers

Position of AC Hon Treasurer

Following the sad news of the death of Mike Pinney, a long standing and very respected member of the club, the position of Hon Treasurer of the Alpine Club has become available. We now need to fill this important position from within our membership. If you might be interested, please contact Kimball Morrison, Chair of the finance sub committee. An accounting background is not necessarily a pre-requisite.