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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Events Calendar

Canadian Ice
Wednesday 14 January 2015, 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Wednesday 14 January 2015
Pete has spent many years enjoying the frozen waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies. This lecture will take you from the early steps of learning new skills with old tools, to the consolidation of competency on roadside ice, to the wild off road adventure to remote ice in the Ghost River Wilderness. During this talk Pete will be giving a nod to the generosity of those who have provided inspiration and support along the way.
Location Lake District
Hawkshead Brewery
Staveley, Near Kendal