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 lectures at the Alpine Club. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom.

The lectures provide a good opportunity for AC members to meet one another and exchange news, views and information. New members and prospective members are particularly welcome. Prospective members are asked to contact the AC office before attending. Lectures generally start at 7:30pm.

For the lectures in London, non-members are asked to register their attendance in advance either by filling in the relevant form on the lecture page or by contacting the office at  (Please note that a donation is requested on entry).

Anyone who has had an interesting trip and would be prepared to lecture is invited to contact the AC Office or the lecture organisers.

Each event includes a clickable map with the address of the venue.

Events Calendar

Duncan Sperry: The Ascent of Api
Tuesday 14 January 2020, 07:30pm
Contact Derek Buckle
Tuesday 14 January 2020
The Ascent of Api

The technically challenging South Face of Api (7032m) rises 3000m (c10,000ft) from meadows at its base, with climbing up to ED–.  Situated in the remote Api-Nampa group in Far North West Nepal, this is the story of a lightweight attempt on the face by an Army Mountaineering Association Expedition in 1980... and a classic mountain judgement-call made by Duncan. The area still has numerous unclimbed peaks and faces and this lecture will be of interest to those seeking Alpine challenges in a remote and rarely frequented area.

Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road