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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Janet Johnson Exhibition
From Tuesday 22 September 2015
To Tuesday 27 October 2015
Tuesday 22 September 2015

View Janet’s website for further information and to see the

Exhibition of water colours and oils by Janet Johnson

Encounters with Rock Snow and Ice - opens same night as the lecture on the Golden Age of Women's climbing.

This second exhibition five years after the first focuses on further encounters with rock,snow and ice in the alpine terrain in Europe and Norway. There will be first encounters with climbing modest 4000 metre peaks inspired by being a member of the club, for an artist who is essentially a skier. Janet grew up in Pennsylvania in the USA where she was skiing down a small hill in her backyard by the age of five.

Janet is an Associate Member of the Club since 2010. The first exhibition she organised was of watercolours and oils based on the Haute Route, first completed by members of the Alpine Club in 1861.

Along side this short exhibition at the Alpine Club, Janet will be exhibiting throughout the year, a group of watercolours titled Arolla Sublime, at the Grand Hotel & Kurhaus in Arolla Switzerland opening in August 2015 and running to August 2016.

The Paintings can be viewed during AC London Lectures or by arrangement with the AC office (+44) 020 7613 0755 during business hours. More photographs are available in an accompanying news article Janet Johnson - Encounters with Rock Snow and Ice

Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road