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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Whymper’s Scrambles with a Camera
Tuesday 10 March 2015, 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Tuesday 10 March 2015
Peter is an AC member who will be showing this lecture in Scotland for the first time.The lecture is an introduction to and a re-creation of the magic lantern show that Whymper took all over the UK, Europe and the USA, using his own text and photographs 1870-1895. The lecture forms a complement to the book 'Whymper's Scrambles with a Camera' published by the Alpine Club in 2011: it has now been given 27 times, in various parts of the UK and Europe, though never in Scotland. Much of the lecture is devoted to the Matterhorn area so a viewing in 2015, the 150th anniversary of the first ascent, is most appropriate.
Location Edinburgh
7 Victoria Street