The Alpine Club publishes an annual journal, a selection of climbing guides to the key alpine areas, a range of Christmas cards and a Newsletter. Click on the images below to view further details of each along with ordering and pricing information. Many of these items can be purchased through Cordee.
The Alpine Journal is a substantial annual record of mountaineering achievement which has been published continuously since 1859. It is issued free to members. Those from 1969 onwards are fully digitised and can be viewed and searched by Volume or Area.
Back copies are also available for the following years
Find out more at the Alpine Journal website
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The AC publishes the most comprehensive English Guidebooks covering the most popular regions of the Alps. Included here are updates for each guide.
Members can buy our guidebooks from the Alpine Club Shop
The Newsletter includes news items, articles, details of all club events, and anything that may be of interest to our members.
The AC also produces a regular Bulletin which is e-mailed to members.
We also have a comprehensive set of Newsletter Back issues available for download
The Artists of the Alpine Club
Everest by 'Those Who Were There' Exhibition Catalogue
Produced in 2021 to accompany the Everest by ‘Those Who Were There’ 1921, 1922, 1924 exhibition, this catalogue provides a detailed examination of the three 1920s Everest expeditions.
Written by the Alpine Club’s Honorary Librarian, Barbara Grigor-Taylor and with a foreword by mountaineering author Peter Gillman, the catalogue utilises the climbers' diaries and letters, as well as their artwork and artefacts, all drawn from the Alpine Club Collections, to tell the remarkable stories of these early Everest pioneers.
With a depth of material never before assembled, the catalogue is now freely available to read at this link.
Content Warning: Please be aware that this catalogue cites from archival material and publications which use historic terminology and may refer to people in ways that are outdated and offensive. This material is included as a source for historic research and does not reflect the position of the Alpine Club or Alpine Club Library.