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
Chris Harle investigates the impact of Ken Wilson and his Mountain magazine. A nostalgic trip back in time when Scott and Haston became the first Brits to summit Everest, Hard Rock was the puerile tick list and racy Edelrid rope adverts were not seen as sexist.