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 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

Dave Brown: Unexplored Patagonia
Tuesday 12 March 2019, 07:30pm
Contact Derel Buckle
Tuesday 12 March 2019

Following a tip off from one of the most prolific of old guard Patagonian mountaineers David Brown and John Crook headed into a remote unexplored area of Northern Patagonia in search of unclimbed granite peaks. With only a grainy aerial photo and the wild testimony of a septuagenarian who'd first climbed in Patagonia 40 years previously it was a step into the unknown that resulted in three trips and numerous first accents up soaring granite spires and blank 1,000m big walls. The immaculate granite delivered fantastic climbing and as as the mountains are protected by miles of dirt road, pathless temperate rain forest, inadequate maps, and the largest lake in south america the climbing turned out to only be part of the experience. And then we found a pampas desert tower for desert.

Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road