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


Here is a list of lectures at the Alpine Club. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom.

The lectures provide a good opportunity for AC members to meet one another and exchange news, views and information. New members and prospective members are particularly welcome. Prospective members are asked to contact the AC office before attending. Lectures generally start at 7:30pm.

For the lectures in London, non-members are asked to register their attendance in advance either by filling in the relevant form on the lecture page or by contacting the office at  (Please note that a donation is requested on entry).

Anyone who has had an interesting trip and would be prepared to lecture is invited to contact the AC Office or the lecture organisers.

Each event includes a clickable map with the address of the venue.

Events Calendar

Andy Inglis: White Lines
Tuesday 10 January 2017, 07:30pm
Contact Viv Scott
Tuesday 10 January 2017

SMC member Andy Inglis is a Scottish ‘hard man’.  His winter climbs top out at Grade VIII and are never below V. 

His summer standards rise to E5 and he has impressive experience in the  Alps, Lofotens, Canada and Norway. His talk is entitled White Lines  and will be predominantly about modern Scottish winter mixed climbing  and steep skiing away from the crowds, influences and the future. 

This should be good!

This evening will be hosted by Viv Scott and if you wish to join him and the speaker for a meal beforehand then please email him 24 hours in

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Location Edinburgh
7 Victoria Street