Welcome to the

Alpine Club


    
    

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! 

Becoming a Member
 

The AC Green Group

The purpose of the Alpine Club Green Group is to assist the Alpine Club in initiating and contributing to mountaineering sustainability objectives - as well as raising the AC's profile, locally, nationally and internationally on this agenda.

The Green Group intends to inform, engage and support individual AC members in reducing all our carbon footprints, but also to facilitate partnership initiatives that are likely to have a more effective impact.

The Green Group is an open consultative group consisting of interested members who meet formally once or twice per annum (virtually at present) and any actions taken are fed back into the main AC committee by the Chair.

 

Green Group Members

The current Green Group is made up of:

John Booth                   Terry Gifford                  Andy MacNae 
Rob Collister                 Steve Goodwin               Ola Parcinska  
Ed Douglas                   Jerry Gore                     Martin Price 
Mike Fletcher                Grace Hurford                Andy Tickle 
Pete Frost                     David Medcalf               Jonathan White 

 

Resources

As part of their work, the Green Group produce position papers and articles for the club on topics relating to the environment; survey members on green issues and coallate resources to help members and the wider mountaineering community make informed decisions. You can keep up to date on Green Group activities at the Sustainability News feed and find more in-depth resources below.

 




 

 

 

Latest Articles

  • Report: 12 July 2024 +

    La Chamoniarde mountain conditions report for 12 July 2024. There's not much changing in the high mountains! A bit of Read More
  • Tony Riley +

    The Club was sad to learn of the death on Sunday 30 June of Tony Riley, a member since 2008. Read More
  • Mathews Unveiled +

    Mathews Unveiled On 6 July 2024 AC members gathered in Chamonix for the unveiling of the newly restored Mathews Monument. Read More
  • Harish Kapadia to Receive 2024 Ulsan Ulju Mountain Culture Award +

    Harish Kapadia to Receive 2024 Ulsan Ulju Mountain Culture Award AC member and former editor of the Himalayan Journal Harish Read More
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Upcoming Events

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  • 21 Sep - 03 Oct

 


 

Expeditions

Use the boxes below to explore the expeditions section

Questions

Any questions relating to expeditions ? send us an email.

Funding

The AC and the MEF can provide funding for certain expeditions, the AC also has a climbing grant for AC teams

Reports

The AC holds a vast library of material relating to expeditions both online and on paper

Expeditions

Expeditions are at the core of the Alpine Club's purpose and culture. Use the boxes on the left to navigate the expedition section.


Questions

Any questions relating to expeditions? Send us an email.


Funding

The AC and the MEF can provide funding for certain expeditions, the AC also has a climbing grant for AC teams


Reports

The AC holds a vast library of material relating to expeditions both online and on paper.