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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Lectures

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 start at 7:30pm in general

For the lectures in London, non-members are asked to register their attendance in advance by contacting the office at admin@alpine-club.org.uk  (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 organisers.

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

Events Calendar

Jo Campbell Inverse Mountaineering – exploring the caves of northern Thailand
Tuesday 09 June 2020, 07:30pm
Contact Derek Buckle
Tuesday 09 June 2020
Inverse Mountaineering – exploring the caves of northern Thailand

Jo Campbell

Many of you will know Jo from the Summer Alpine meets, but you may not know that her real passion is for caving.  In 2009 she travelled to the north of Thailand on her first caving expedition with friends from the Shepton Mallet Caving Club.  Based in the tiny Hill Tribe village of Ban Mani Phruk in Nan Province, their main objective was a cave with a large undescended pitch.  The depth of the pitch was unknown, but rocks thrown down took more than 5 seconds to hit the floor.  This trip was the start of an obsession with the exploration of the caves in this area, which have turned out to be some of the deepest in Thailand.  Jo will describe the work that they have done over several years to explore and survey these caves, which has at times felt like mountaineering in reverse  
Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road
London
EC2A 3QF
Uk