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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 Pen y Gwryd Hotel: Tales from the Smoke Room is a new book celebrating the PyG.

The book's easy-to-digest vignettes cover a broad cross-section of extraordinary people.  With an introduction by Jan Morris, contributions by a veritable who’s who of walkers, climbers and writers include: Welshman ‘Crag’ Jones, Peter Hillary, Norbu Tenzing Norgay, Ed Webster, H.P.S. Ahluwalia, Neeraj Rana, Chris Bonington, Joe Brown, Doug Scott, Julian Freeman-Attwood, Rebecca Stephens and several other AC members.  
To order a copy of the book The Pen y Gwryd Hotel: Tales from the Smoke Room at a special offer price of £11.99 + free P&P in the UK (RRP £14.99) contact the publisher Gomer Press, Llandysul Ceredigion on 01559 363092 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting REF: ACPYG
(Please note that this limited offer is only available directly from the publisher until 30 November 2016).
A YouTube link to a short film of the launch is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5VM7FJ0z6Y