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

Victor Saunders, Nigel Buckley and Nicholas Hurndall Smith: Sikkim Himalaya - Beyond the mists
Tuesday 07 April 2020, 07:30pm
Tuesday 07 April 2020

Sikkim: Beyond the Mists

Victor Saunders, Nigel Buckley and Nicholas Hurndall Smith

Victor and Nick talk about their recent expeditions to Sikkim.  Together with Mick Fowler, Victor has made a number of attempts on the magnificent Chombu, and Nick was part of a team of five AC members whose sights were on easier objectives in the same area.  Conditions and weather always present challenges in Sikkim but this remote and beautiful area has a unique draw. Nigel Buckley will speak first about the history of climbing in Sikkim.

Victor, Nick and Nigel will each chat for about 10 minutes, and then answer any questions.

If you would like to join, please check your emails again on Monday 6 April, when a link to the Zoom lecture will be sent out on Alpinet.

A recording of the lecture will be curated in the AC Library so any member who missed it would be able to have a link to it sent to them. 

This link will help you to familiarise yourself with Zoom in advance:

Location Alpine ClubCast