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
Tales from the Bristol Djangart expedition to find unclimbed peaks on the Kyrgyz-Chinese border. During three weeks in Kyrgyzstan a team of six British climbers forded endless rivers, perfected bread baking on a gas hob, forgot which way up to hold the Union flag, learnt to drink vodka Kyrgyz style and built the finest latrine the valley had ever seen. Along the way they also climbed alpine style to summit seven previously unclimbed mountains up to 5200m in height..