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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Exhibitions

The Club is pleased to be able to use its premises and resources, along with its renowned archive of mountaineering reports, books, art and artefacts to host and curate exhibitions that celebrate mountain history and culture. As well as spotlighting the work of contemporary artists and academics, the Club has also worked to mark key mountaineering anniversaries; bringing together records of the past to keep our history alive and engaging for climbers and the wider community alike.

Individual exhibitions may vary, but most take place at our Charlotte Road Club House.

A full list of past and upcoming exhibitions is shown below.

Icebergs & Northern Lights

(a n d  s o m e  o t h e r  p a i n t i n g s)

SIMON PIERSE RWS AWI FRSA

11 June – 23 July 2019

This is an exhibition of small paintings by Associate Alpine Club member Simon Pierse. The work was made following an expedition to West Greenland and Baffin Island with the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute in September 2018. Simon Pierse is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society, an honorary member of the Australian Watercolour Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.