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

Events Calendar

CANCELLED AC Joint Alpine Meet 2020
From Saturday 04 July 2020
To Saturday 25 July 2020
Contact Paul McWhinney
Saturday 04 July 2020
Due to the Corona virus situation this meet has been cancelled 

 4th July to 25th July 2020

Joint Alpine Club Meet with:

  • ABMSAC - Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club
  • FRCC - Fell & Rock Climbing Club
  • Climbers' Club
  • SMC - Scottish Mountaineering Club
  • LSCC - Ladies Scottish Climbing Club
  • Wayfarers & Yeovil Mountaineering Club


  • La Bérarde, Ecrins, France.
  • Campsite - Camping La Bérarde 1700m, 'a superb departure point for numerous mountaineering routes in the Écrins Massif’.

Contact Details:

For further details contact the coordinator:

Paul McWhinney  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location -
Camping Municipal de la Bérarde
38520 St-Christophe-en-Oisans