Club News

Sikkim: Beyond the Mists with Victor Saunders, Nigel Buckley and Nicholas Hurndall Smith

We hope that you and your families are all keeping well.

While we are all practicing social isolation, the club is proposing to host a series of short virtual lectures, using Zoom. This technology has the advantage that those participating have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the presenters.  

To launch this initiative the presenters of the last London lecture, Victor Saunders, Nick Smith and Nigel Buckley, are planning to broadcast a shorter version of their lecture, live, on

Tuesday 7 April

19:30

Alpine Club Library Closure

We regretfully have to inform you that the Alpine Club Library will be closed to Alpine Club members and external visitors from Monday 23rd March to a least the end of May.

We will review this situation at the end of April and keep you all informed by Alpinet, and our website and social media channels.   

Following Government advise we need to act responsibly and limit our travel and contact with others.

Our Librarian will be visiting the library once a week to answer enquiries requiring research, and to post out loans to members and provide document scans, so do still get in touch via email or phone and leave a message.

Any members that need to return books can either keep them for the time-being (all loans will be renewed) or return by post to the Library.

Covid-19 is a terrible challenge to everyone and our thoughts and sympathies go out to all those affected in so many ways.

We would like to thank all our visitors over the years and look forward to welcoming you back into the library as soon as we can.

Statement on Proposed Changes in Nepali Mountaineering Regulations

Following recent headlines about the climbing and trekking industry in Nepal, the Alpine Club has issued this statement, written in collaboration with the BMC, the UIAA and the mountain guides body the IFMGA, highlighting some of the issues facing the Nepali government and how we might help in its efforts to drive out bad practice and secure the future of mountain tourism in Nepal.  The proposals were approved at the UIAA General Assembly on Nov. 2, 2019.

Read more for full statement