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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
 

UIAA Ethical Code & Kathmandu Declaration

The Alpine Club supports the work of the UIAA and has adopted the UIAA Ethical code and the Kathmandu Declaration.

The UIAA Ethical Code & Kathmandu Declaration

1. Protect effectively the mountain environment, its flora, its fauna and its natural resources.
2. Reduce the negative impact of man's activities.
3. Respect the cultural heritage & dignity of local populations.
4. Stimulate activities which restore & rehabilitate the mountains.
5. Encourage contacts between mountaineers of different countries, in a spirit of friendship, mutual respect & peace.
6. Make available all information and education necessary to improve the relationship between man and his environment.
7. Use only technology respecting the environment for energy needs and the disposal of waste.
8. Support developing mountain countries in efforts for the conservation of the environment.
9. Widen access to mountain regions unfettered by political considerations.

UIAA Ethical Code for Expeditions

1. Ensure all members of the team are aware of the regulations set bythe host country, the objectives of the Kathmandu Declaration, and the UIAA ethical code for expeditions.
2. To adopt a sporting approach to the expeditions objectives and not to use equipment or other resources out of proportion to these objectives.
3. To conduct the expedition in a way which maintains the safety of its members and especially those it employs.
4. Whenever possible to provide technical advice and training to members of the expedition from the host country.
5. To give an accurate report about the expedition to the appropriate bodies.
6. Not to use equipment and materials owned by other expeditions without permission, and be prepared to help local people or other expeditions if the need arises.
7. To leave the mountain environment as clean as possible at the end of the expedition.

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Upcoming Events

  • 28 May
    Mick Conefrey: The Mystery of Mallory 28 May 2024 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

      Is there anything new to say about George Mallory? He's probably the most famous climber in Everest’s

  • 31 May
    AC Younger Members Meet 31 May 2024 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

    The purpose of the meet is to provide young members with the opportunity to meet- and climb with - other

  • 01 Jun
    North Wales Meet 2024 01 Jun 2024 All Day


    Similar to recent years, this will be a joint meet between the Alpine Club and Climbers Club.   Accommodation will

  • 01 Jun
    AC Cordillera Real Meet 2024 01 Jun 2024 All Day


    Based in La Paz, Bolivia, this Greater Ranges Meet is for Full Members with recent and appropriate

  • 07 Jun
    Lake District Family Meet 2024 07 Jun 2024 All Day

    A weekend of outdoors family fun - climbing, walking, riding and paddling based out of the George Starky

  • 28 May - 09 Jun
  • 11 Jun - 02 Jul

 


 

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.