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! 

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Mumm's Register

The Alpine Club Register, commonly known as 'Mumm's Register' is a complete record of all Alpine Club members elected from 1857 to 1890, compiled in 1907 by its then Honorary Librarian A.L. Mumm, and published in 3 volumes 1923-1928. These full accounts of AC members include their personal details, their routes, climbs and ascents, including first ascents or passages, climbing companions, arranged chronologically, their articles printed in the Alpine Journal and elsewhere, and their published books.

The original edition of the Register is now a rare and expensive work, but remains an indispensable resource for researchers and all those interested in the 19th century Alpine Club pioneer climbers in the Alps and Himalaya. The Alpine Club Library is delighted to be able to make the complete 3-volume work available online, free of charge. The complete scan of this document was prepared and donated to the library by Marcel Fischli of Switzerland, alpine historian, friend of the Alpine Club and Library, and donor of his published works to our library shelves.

To access pdf files of each of the three volumes, follow the links below the image. The files are fully searchable using the find (ctrl+f) function in your pdf reader.


The spines of the first three volumes of the Alpine Club Register. The Spines are red, with gold writing detailing the dates covered.


Alpine Club Register Vol.1 (1857-1863)

Alpine Club Register Vol.2 (1864-1876)

Alpine Club Register Vol.3 (1877-1890)