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

The purpose of the Alpine Club Green Group is to assist the Alpine Club in initiating and contributing to mountaineering sustainability objectives - as well as raising the AC's profile, locally, nationally and internationally on this agenda.

The Green Group intends to inform, engage and support individual AC members in reducing all our carbon footprints, but also to facilitate partnership initiatives that are likely to have a more effective impact.

The Green Group is an open consultative group consisting of interested members who meet formally once or twice per annum (virtually at present) and any actions taken are fed back into the main AC committee by the Chair.


Green Group Members

The current Green Group is made up of:

John Booth                  Terry Gifford                  Andy MacNae 
Rob Collister                Steve Goodwin               Ola Parcinska  
Ed Douglas                  Jerry Gore                     Martin Price 
Mike Fletcher               Grace Hurford                Andy Tickle 
Pete Frost                    David Medcalf               Jonathan White 



As part of their work, the Green Group produce position papers and articles for the club on topics relating to the environment; survey members on green issues and coallate resources to help members and the wider mountaineering community make informed decisions. You can keep up to date on Green Group activities at the Sustainability News feed and find more in-depth resources below.


Our Tenants

The Club rents out part of its premises at Charlotte Road, London to two environmentally conscious businesses:

  • Life Supplies are a new company who are aiming to make plant-based, sustainable household goods more accessible. 
  • Hived are a delivery company specialising in zero emissions deliveries.