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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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 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

Simon Richardson: Game of Thrones
Tuesday 16 October 2018, 07:30pm
Contact Anna Lawford - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tuesday 16 October 2018
The first ascent of the South-West Face of Monarch in the Canadian Coast Mountains. In August 2017 Simon Richardson and Micha Rinn made the first ascent of Game of Thrones, a 1250m-long route on the previously unclimbed south-west face of Monarch in the Waddington Range. Similar in scale and difficulty to the Walker Spur on the Grandes Jorasses though more serious, Simon will describe the events leading to the successful ascent.
South-west Face of Monarch ©  John Scurlock
Micha leading on day 2   © Simon Richardson
On the Summit   © Micha Rinn
Venue:  The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL.
Lectures free to members.  Members’ guests and BMC members are welcome to attend for a donation of £3 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.
Doors Open: 7pm.  Lectures start: 7.30pm  
The Hotel has a bar serving bar food from 6pm
Lecture Organiser / Contact:  Anna Lawford


Location Keswick
31 Main St
CA12 5BN