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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News has reached us of the death of Club Member John Temple.

Members are invited to send their tributes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that they can be posted on the website.



#1 Andrew John Greenstock 2019-01-07 22:54
John co-led an expedition of secondary school boys to Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro. We were all surprised but amused when he stripped down to his y-fronts and backpack for the trek up to the alpine hut. He was a patient and tolerant leader. And though already suffering the odd twinge (this was only 1990) he would say ‘when you get to my age you just tell your body to shut up!’. That was my only experience of him - but what a vivid character.

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