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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Alpine ClubCast 25 - 6th April at 19:30

Nepal: The Wild West

The West of Nepal is one of the least explored areas in the Himalaya with hosts of unclimbed mountains over 6,000 metres on the Tibetan frontier. Tonight we trace the origins in the 1960s of the trekking boom in Nepal, which came full circle for Henry Edmundson when he returned, after his early explorations, to climb Dhaulagiri 7 in 2007.  Then we head North West, with Becky Coles and Paul Ramsden, to a beautiful area which had received few visitors even by the mid 2010s. Both achieved first ascents, and Paul’s stunning line on Gave Ding with Mick Fowler was awarded a Piolet d’Or.

As usual, the three talks will finish with a Q&A.

Himalayan Club Annual Seminar

AC Members have been invited to join the 2021 Himalyan Club Seminar. The event will feature talks from Natalie Berry, Mick Fowler, Bernadette McDonald, Mark Richey, Kristjan Erik, Jamling Tenzing, Peter Van Geit, Rupin Dang and Mingma Tenzing. 
The event runs from this Friday (05/03) to Sunday (07/03) with talks scheduled from 6:00PM to 8:30PM. We are assuming that this will be Mumbai time, which is 5 and a half hours ahead of the UK.
The talks will go out live and can be viewed on either the Himalayan Club Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

Alpine ClubCast 21 - 19th January at 19:30

Bagpipes and Blagging

Worldwide First Ascents with Uisdean and Tom

Uisdean Hawthorn and Tom Livingstone talk about their climbing trips around the world, including a busy few years where they spent 6 out of 12 months climbing and living together. The pair have been to Alaska, Canada, the Alps, Scotland, Pakistan and India... amongst others. They’ve climbed a new route in Alaska and most recently, Uisdean put up a new route on Mt. Robson in the Canadian Rockies.

As usual the talks will conclude with a Q&A


Appointment of Librarian (full time)

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum

The Alpine Club Library is seeking to appoint a Librarian from mid-January 2021, or as soon afterwards as possible. This post is central to the life of the Alpine Club, with the Librarian working closely with Club members, staff and visiting researchers interested in mountaineering, mountain culture and the mountain environment.