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

Events Calendar

15 - 21 January, 2017
15 January
16 January
17 January
  • 07 Jan 2017  - 29 Mar 2017   The Golden and Silver Ages of Mountaineering 1855-1900 South West   Frenchay Village Museum
    1 Begbrook Park,
    BS16 1SZ

  • 17 Jan 2017    John Porter: The story of Alex McIntyre South West   Venue: Upper Room of the Nova Scotia, Cumberland Basin, Hotwells, Bristol, BS1 6XJ. The Nova Scotia is a well-known Bristol landmark, situated at the western end of the Floating Harbour, with ample local parking and good beer. Meet for beer and food from 6.30pm; lectures start at 7.30pm. The AC SW regional organisers are Tony Westcott and Chris Storie.

18 January
19 January
20 January
21 January