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.

Large scale fine art photographs by Fi Photos

Alpine Dawn, Dent Blanche, Ober Gabelhorn, Zinalrothorn and Weisshorn from Hohtalligrat

Exhibition dates: 7 January to 30 June 2020 (extended to 31 July, by appointment ONLY)

'Alpine Nunatak'  is a one day journey through the glacial islands of the Valais region. The summits are presented in large scale prints capturing the fine details of the pyramidal peaks. My background is both Swiss and British, with many alpine visits from childhood. Alpine farms depend upon their mountain landscapes for water.  These are undergoing change and the glacial islands appear to be melting. 'Alpine Nunatak' celebrates 8 of the alpine horns seen from dawn to dusk. See more at www.fiphotos.org

The Taschhorn 4,491 metres, the summit swept by the afternoon Foehn wind 

The Matterhorn 4,478 metres, with dramatic sunset colouring