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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Events Calendar

Phil Wickens – “Skiing in the Land of the Ice Bear: Ski Touring in Svalbard and Greenland”
Tuesday 03 October 2017, 07:30pm
Contact Tony Westcott
Tuesday 03 October 2017

Phil has been fortunate to both work and ski tour in the Artic for many years. In this talk he will describe several different expeditions, from skiing and dog-sledding in Greenland to skiing powder snow in Svalbard, plus hot to avoid getting eaten by a polar bear.

Location South West - Redpoint Bristol Climbing Centre
40 Winterstoke Road
Venue: Redpoint Bristol Climbing Centre, 40 Winterstoke Road, Bristol, BS3 2NW. Lecture starts at 7.30pm. The AC SW regional organisers are Tony Westcott and Chris Storie.