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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Alpine Club Paintings 

Following our agreement with Art UK, 95 digital images from the Club’s painting collection are now displayed on the Art UK website.

Using Art UK members can now see, on demand for the first time ever, images of some of our collection of paintings. In addition, members and non-members can now, via Art UK, purchase framed prints of these paintings.

Not only will this partnership generate some income for the club, but it will also raise public awareness of the Alpine Club and the Alpine Club Library. Aspects of our collection will be made available to curators of art galleries around the world and, as the club’s collection will be far more widely publicised, it will potentially receive more interest from museums and galleries who may wish to borrow material for exhibitions.