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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Past & Future Exhibitions

Icebergs & Inselbergs

(a n d  s o m e  o t h e r  p a i n t i n g s)

SIMON PIERSE RWS AWI FRSA

14 May – 23 July 2019

This is an exhibition of paintings by Associate Alpine Club member Simon Pierse. The work ranges from large, glazed paintings of Australian and Arizonan rock formations to small 4” x 6” sketchbook studies, painted on an expedition to West Greenland and Baffin Island with the Scott Polar Research Institute in September 2018. Simon Pierse is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society, an honorary member of the Australian Watercolour Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Svalbard and Northern Norway by Janet Johnson

13th February to 1st May 2018

Janet Johnson, AC Associate member, will exhibit paintings in oil and watercolour from a trip last year to Svalbard sailing around the main fjord, Isfjord and Gron Fjorden in the 47 foot yacht appropriately named Arctic Light. Also included in the exhibit are a few Janet’s paintings from ski and sail trips completed in previous years in Lyngen Fjord near Tromso.