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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Events By Location

Below is a list of all of this years AC events organised by location. The location is on the left and the event descriptions in the middle, more details on the specific locations are on the right

Events Calendar

SOUTH WEST LECTURE: Mike Spencer: Ladakh the Long Way Round
Tuesday 19 April 2016, 07:30pm
Tuesday 19 April 2016

Mike led the 2015 Eagle Ski Club Expedition to Zanskar. He will talk about the challenges of getting into Zanskar, the adventures and the cultural feast that followed on the team's journeys around Kanji.

Venue: Upper Room of the Nova Scotia, Cumberland Basin, Hotwells, Bristol, BS1 6XJ. The Nova Scotia is a well-known Bristol landmark, situated at the western end of the Floating Harbour, with ample local parking and good beer. Meet for beer and food from 6.30pm; lectures start at 7.30pm. The AC SW regional organisers are Tony Westcott and Chris Storie. 
All AC & Eagle Ski members and guests are welcome. There is no entry charge, but non-members of AC or Eagle Ski are asked to confirm by email to Tony Westcott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) prior to the event and may like to make a donation of £5 to the AC Climbing Fund.
The 2016-17 AC SW Winter Season of lectures will start on Tuesday 20 September with a showing of the Laura Lee film "K2 and the Invisible Footmen". Details of the lecture programme for the Season will be in the July Newsletter.





Location South West
Upper Room of Nova Scotia, Cumberland Basin, Hotwells