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!Join Us
Here is a list of Alpine Club meets. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom.
The Meets programme provides great opportunities for fellow members to get to know each other in the climbing areas of the UK and the mountains of the world. UK meets in particular offer the chance for members to drop in, even for just an evening drink.
New members have often attended meets as guests of members before they joined and their presence on meets is particularly welcome both to widen their circle of acquaintance and to assist with maintaining that tradition of openness to prospective members. Non-members may attend meets as guests of members at the discretion of the meet coordinator.
Before attending please read the Meet Guidelines
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Based in the Saas Valley, Switzerland, at Hotel Schönblick and the campsite opposite, this meet is aimed primarily at Aspirant members on their 1st or 2nd Alpine season.
The meet has 18 places, and starts with two days spent developing alpine techniques with three mountain guides, including crevasse rescue and moving together, led by AC member Owen Samuel.
The Saas valley is flanked by numerous 4000m peaks with dozens of mixed climbs in the lower grades, and is blessed with excellent transport links.