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!Becoming a Member
Here is a list of Alpine Club meets. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom. A list of past meets is can be seen by clicking here.
The Meets programme provides great opportunities for fellow members to get to know each other in the climbing areas of the UK and the mountains of the world. UK meets in particular offer the chance for members to drop in, even for just an evening drink.
New members have often attended meets as guests of members before they joined and their presence on meets is particularly welcome both to widen their circle of acquaintance and to assist with maintaining that tradition of openness to prospective members. Non-members may attend meets as guests of members at the discretion of the meet coordinator.
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Scottish winter climbing requires, in addition to actual climbing proficiency, skills in poor visibility navigation and assessment of snow and avalanche conditions in the uniquely Scottish context. Route choice in any given set of conditions is also a core factor in having a successful day. The aim of this initiative is to provide an opportunity for members to discuss these themes in a practical context, with the aim of benefitting members who are competent climbers but who feel that a day out dedicated to these issues could be beneficial. A possible structure would be a day’s winter journey in the hills involving group exchange of ideas, plus an informal evening discussion. The plan would be to hold the event the day before the Scottish Winter Climbing weekend, staying at Corran Bunkhouse, with an additional night at £25 per person for the night of Thursday 25th February 2021. Places will be limited to a maximum of six for this part of the meet.