Welcome to the

Alpine Club

     

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
 

The Alpine Club Declaration on Freedom of Access

The Alpine Club believes that freedom of access to mountains and cliffs, exercised in a responsible manner, is a fundamental right. However, accepting that our sport carries the risk of accident and other misfortune, often in remote areas where help may not be easily available, we would not expect others to put their lives or well-being in jeopardy should mishap occur. We should also be prepared to accept restrictions if there are transparent ecological or humanitarian reasons.

Mountaineers and climbers must be responsible for their own safety, and for the safety of those, such as porters, who may accompany them. We must have respect for the cultures of those communities in whose homelands we have our adventures and for the natural environment - leaving the barest minimum trace of our passage. Provided these principles are observed, there can be no reason to place any restrictions on mountaineering, whether for political, environmental or safety reasons, however well meaning.

Latest Articles

  • Peter Robson +

    We have recently learned of the death of Peter Robson who had been a member since 1971. Members can log Read More
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    'Something the Artist Wishes to Say' - Article Extract Theodore "Howard" Somervell lived a life full of remarkable achievements. He was Read More
  • Duke of Edinburgh +

    The Alpine Club is saddened to hear of the death of our Honorary Member, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Read More
  • Office Manager Vacancy +

    The Alpine Club is looking to appoint a full-time Office Manager at its headquarters in Shoreditch, London. Read More
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Expeditions

Use the boxes below to explore the expeditions section

Questions

Any questions relating to expeditions ? send us an email.

Funding

The AC and the MEF can provide funding for certain expeditions, the AC also has a climbing grant for AC teams

Reports

The AC holds a vast library of material relating to expeditions both online and on paper

Expeditions

Expeditions are at the core of the Alpine Club's purpose and culture. Use the boxes on the left to navigate the expedition section.


Questions

Any questions relating to expeditions? Send us an email.


Funding

The AC and the MEF can provide funding for certain expeditions, the AC also has a climbing grant for AC teams


Reports

The AC holds a vast library of material relating to expeditions both online and on paper.