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

Susan Jensen: (Still) Unexplored Vishnugarh Darh
Tuesday 27 June 2017, 07:30pm
Contact Derek Buckle
Tuesday 27 June 2017
 In May-June 2016 Susan Jensen and Anindya 'Raja' Mukherjee set off to explore a series of sub-6000m peaks in Garwhal, south of the Panpatia Glacier, that looked interesting, pointy and possibly even a bit technical. A few people had been through - Martin Moran, of course, as well as Raja himself in the exploration of Panpatia Col, but much territory remained untracked and sub-glaciers a bit sketchy. Alas, they remain a bit sketchy as one of the team became quite ill. I'll show potential climbing objectives in a reasonably accessible part of the Indian Himalaya, and describing what a ruptured pulmonary hydatid cyst does to your acclimatisation.
Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road