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
The 1966 Eiger Direct was one of the epic ascents of the post-war era. Peter and Leni Gillman present an illustrated talk based on their new book about the climb, which Peter covered for the Daily Telegraph fifty years ago. Their book, Extreme Eiger, won the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild prize for book of the year. Peter and Leni won the Boardman Tasker prize in 2000 for their biography of George Mallory, The Wildest Dream.
Meet for beer and food from 6.00pm; lectures start at 7.30pm.
The AC London organiser is Derek Buckle