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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A genuinely moving tale of super human perseverance and friendship

 

The Alpine Club has teamed up with Bertha DocHouse - The Documentary Cinema, in London for three screenings of “Meru” this weekend.  Information about the Club will be available at the cinema and full details of the film are at:  http://bit.ly/1V8pPc4

 

MERU:

The ‘Shark’s Fin’, the direct line on the Central Buttress (6310m) of Meru Peak in the Garhwal Himalaya, is a technically complicated route in the Himalayas – and one that had never been scaled to completion. The route has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 years than any other ascent in the area, which made it one of the world’s greatest extreme challenges.

After suffering a series of dramatic setbacks in their lives, three close friends and professional climbers confront their complicated pasts, inner demons and nature’s harshest elements in an attempt to climb the Shark’s Fin.

Meru invites audiences to join these intrepid climbers on their journey, offering us a unique understanding of what keeps mankind striving to achieve the impossible, against all odds. This is a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession.