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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New Members
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' 2013
British Climbers Mike ‘Twid’ Turner, Jerry Gore, Calum Muskett and French cameraman Raphael Jochaud climbed to the top of the Big Wall of the SE Face of the South Tower.

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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
There are currently no 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

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Alpine Library Catalogue
Chamonix Climbs
J.H. Emlyn Jones
John Tyson
Mike Pinney
Ian McNaught-Davis
In Memoriam
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Ian McNaught-Davis
John Tyson Obituaries
Mike Pinney
London Lecture 13th May
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Chamonix Mountain Festival
26th June - 6th July

The Chamonix Mountain Festival is the climbing meet for like-minded independent climbers. With a friendly atmosphere – organised by mountaineers for mountaineers - you can try new gear, benefit from local knowledge, partner up with other festival participants, and basically enjoy the mountains. Book now to secure your place this summer.

15th - 18th May
An evening with the Alpine club...
Area Lectures
Dominic Southgate: First Ascents in the Jamantau Region of Kyrgyzstan
Tuesday 8th April 2014

A team of four AC members headed out to the Jamantau region of Kyrgyzstan in August 2013 with the aim of making the first ascent of Mt Kamasu. ©Virgil Scott

Nadir Khan: Adventure Photography
Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A multi media presentation on the art of adventure photography. Nadir will be talking about his techniques and philosophy in capturing images in wild and remote places and rock and ice climbing around Europe.

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.