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

POSTPONED Jim Langley: Alpine Plant Life - living in the alpine zone
Tuesday 26 May 2020, 07:30pm
Contact Derek Buckle
Tuesday 26 May 2020

Due to the coronavirus situation this lecture has been postponed

Alpine Plant Life - living in the alpine zone

Jim Langley

This illustrated talk will take a look at how plants survive at high elevations. It will provide the audience an insight into the methods and mechanisms of living in an extreme environment. Described in simple language this talk will suit those with no or limited background in plant ecology but who would like to learn more about the fascinating and exquisite alpine flora.


Location London
55/56 Charlotte Road