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! 

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Here is a list of lectures at the Alpine Club. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom.

The lectures provide a good opportunity for AC members to meet one another and exchange news, views and information. New members and prospective members are particularly welcome. Prospective members are asked to contact the AC office before attending. Lectures start at 7:30pm in general

For the lectures in London, non-members are asked to register their attendance in advance by contacting the office at  (please note that a donation is requested on entry)

Anyone who has had an interesting trip and would be prepared to lecture is invited to contact the AC Office or the organisers.

Each event includes a clickable map with the address of the venue.

Events Calendar

Sandy Allan: In Some Lost Place, the ascent of the Mazeno Ridge
Wednesday 08 March 2017, 07:30pm
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Wednesday 08 March 2017

At Chemistry Theatre, University of Bristol:

Mountain guide Sandy’s story, recounted in his book In Some Lost Place, is his epic account of an incredible feat of endurance and commitment at the very limits of survival – and the first ascent of one of the last challenges in the Himalaya, the Piolet d’Or award-winning ascent of the Mazeno Ridge in 2013.

Organised in collaboration with the Wilderness Lectures; for details & booking see:


Location South West
Upper Room of Nova Scotia, Cumberland Basin, Hotwells