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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Hanging on
Tuesday 28 April 2015, 06:30pm - 07:30pm
Tuesday 28 April 2015
Over more than two decades Martin Boysen made huge contributions to British rock climbing, especially in North Wales where he discovered Gogarth in the 1960s. His numerous new routes, such as Nexus on Dinas Mot, The Skull on Cyrn Las and Capital Punishment on Ogwen’s Suicide Wall have become classics. He was also one of Britain’s leading mountaineers, taking part in Bonington’s teams on the South Face of Annapurna and on the South West face of Everest. In 1976 he made the first ascent of Trango Tower with Joe Brown. His newly published book, Hanging on, was shortlisted for the 2014 Bordman Tasker Prize.
Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road