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

Liz Bedford: Don’t read Goedeke on a rainy day; the lure of the 4000m peak lists
Tuesday 30 April 2019, 07:30pm
Contact Derek Buckle
Tuesday 30 April 2019

In 2015 Liz Bedford climbed her last of the 50(ish) 4000m peaks of the Alps, becoming the second British woman to do so. She is still not sure how she got to this point,  perhaps she is just living proof that if you keep climbing long enough you can do anything. Her talk will cover thoughts about lists, learning and loving mountains. Hopefully, it may offer something to both the experienced and less experienced alpinist or at least some pretty photos. 

Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road