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

Friday 15 February

The Army and Navy Club (The Rag)

36 Pall Mall

London SW1Y 5JN


18:30 - 19:30 Lecture on “The Beauty of Risk” by AC President John Porter

19:30 - 20:15 Drinks (Cash bar)

20:15 - 22:00 Dinner with after-dinner speech by Dr Charles Clarke

Dress Code: Smart Casual 

Dinner and Lecture ticket: £65, excluding wine.  (£55 for those aged 30 and under on the date of the dinner)

To book ticket(s) for members and their guests:

  • By cheque made payable to Alpine Club and posted to 55 Charlotte Road, EC2A 3Q
  • By PayPal CLICK HERE (you need to log-in first)
  • In both cases, please state the names of those for whom tickets are being issued.
  • Please state any special dietary requirements.

All queries to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or to 020 7613 0755


  • Overnight accommodation can be booked at the Rag
    at a cost per night of £155.00 for a standard double or twin room or £105.00 for a standard single by quoting ‘Alpine Club Dinner’ and sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 0207 930 9721 option 4
  • The AC bunkroom can be booked
  • We hope that London-based AC members might also be able to offer overnight accommodation – please contact the AC office as above if you can offer space(s)