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

Steve Carratt: First ascents in the remote Shimshal Valley, Northern Pakistan
Tuesday 23 October 2018, 07:30pm
Contact Derek Buckle
Tuesday 23 October 2018

 In September 2017 four friends traveled to the Karakoram to attempt the first ascents of 3 peaks around 6000m, but with only 18 days to travel, acclimatise and return to the UK it was a tight schedule. The team trekked through dramatic canyons on paths blasted into the cliffs, summitted two peaks (Yad Sar and PK 5855) and marvelled at the valley's impressive potential for future expeditions.


Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road