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
The Tatra Mountains are situated on the border between Poland and Slovakia. During winter, they offer excellent alpine climbing – snow, ice and mixed routes, followed by sharp ridges that take you to spiky summits. Descents are often tricky. There is no problem with acclimatisation as the altitude is 2000 – 2600m.
The annual AC Scottish winter climbing meet returned to the Corran Bunkhouse for the weekend of 25th/26th February 2017.
George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, NE Lakes
Main Road (A592), Patterdale Village, Cumbria. Nearest Postcode: CA11 0NN
Grid Ref – NY 396162 (OS Outdoor Leisure Map No 5)
The AC are planning a training focused meet based in Patterdale (Lake District). The focus will be on transferring skills to Aspirant Members and those who wish to improve their Alpine skills.
Informal training and guidance will be provided from more experienced members within the club (IFMGA guides and qualified instructors).
Topics will range from what to put into your rucksack to some basic Alpine mountaineering skills.