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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The AC will be supporting the Mountain Arts Festival 'A Day in the Hills' 2016 again this year.

Date: 21 - 23 October
Venue: Rheged Centre

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The event - 'A Day in The Hills' - will bring together the works of an excitingly diverse collection of climbers, writers, artists etc. Over the course of the festival there will be walks, talks and lectures.

Mountain Arts Festival Art Exhibition

Date: 19 - 27 Oct
Venue: Rheged Centre
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During the festival, there will be an art exhibition based around the title 'A Day in The Hills' which will be free of charge for admission.