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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AC Ala-Archa Meet 2019
From Tuesday 01 January 2019
To Tuesday 15 January 2019
Tuesday 01 January 2019

AC winter meet at Ala-Archa, Kyrgyzstan

Location: Ala-Archa, Kyrgyzstan. Perhaps the most popular playground for winter alpinism in ex-USSR. Exact location of the basecamp:,74.5317647,249m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Dates: 1-15 January 2019.         Approximate budget: £750-850 with flights.

Logistics & accommodation: 10-11 hours overnight flight from London to Bishkek with a connection in Moscow or Istanbul ? 2 hours drive from the airport to a basic lodge at 2,200 m Next day, a 5-7 hours hike up to the basecamp at 3,400 m; porters are available. Sleeping in warm dorms with full board meals but no shower. Once in a few days we’ll have to bring ice from the glacier for the kitchen.

Routes: glacier ice and mixed, walls and couloirs at about 4,000-4,700 m, between 5 and 25 pitches long and 45-90 degrees steep. Grades: AD- to ED+, but there are a couple of rock PDs and one acclimatization walk-up summit at 4,526 m.

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Contact: Andrey Golovachev

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