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.

Svalbard and Northern Norway by Janet Johnson

13th February to 1st May 2018

Janet Johnson, AC Associate member, will exhibit paintings in oil and watercolour from a trip last year to Svalbard sailing around the main fjord, Isfjord and Gron Fjorden in the 47 foot yacht appropriately named Arctic Light. Also included in the exhibit are a few Janet’s paintings from ski and sail trips completed in previous years in Lyngen Fjord near Tromso.