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
 

While some expedition leaders prefer to organise their own in-country travel and logistics, this can be daunting for the uninitiated and those with limited time. In South America it is fairly easy to do this, but in Asia the potential problems multiply considerably and a local agent can certainly make life less stressful. Identifying reliable agents to help with expedition planning can sometimes be problematic and it is useful to seek guidance from others before making a choice. Below we have listed some agents that have provided a good service to recent expeditions, but it is by no means comprehensive and we would be pleased to hear about others.

 

India:

  • Ibex Expeditions
  • Rimo Expeditions - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Above 14,000ft Himalayan Adventures
  • Himalayan Run & Trek -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
  • June 2013: The Club has received a very positive message from Wing Commander Amit Chowdhury, Honorary Secretary of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation. Amit lectured at the Club earlier this year and is keen to build a good relationship with the AC and ease the path of AC members wishing to climb in India. In particular he has offered to help ease the path for AC members wishing to organise joint expeditions with Indian climbers to visit the restricted areas around Rimo and explore some of the lesser known areas of the Indian Himalaya. Anyone who is interested can contact him direct at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Nepal:

 

Pakistan:

  • Nazir Sabir Expeditions - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

China & Tibet:

  • Earth Expeditions
  • Adventure Travel - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Russia & Georgia:

  • Elbrus Travel, (Gia Ksnelashvili) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mongolia:

  • Mongolia Expeditions, (Batbaya. A) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Kazakhstan:

 

Kenya: 

  • Dickson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Kyrgyzstan:

  • Asia Mountains Travel Centre
  • ITMC Tien Shan - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Tajikistan:

 

Peru:

  • Peruvian Andes Adventures (Hisao Morales) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Bolivia: 

  • Juan Carlos Limachi, Climbing Bolivia Travel Agency - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (956 Calle Linares, La Paz, Bolivia tel: (591-2) 2149959 mob: (591) 71911154)

 

Greenland: