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 Alpine Club’s calendar for 2021 focusses on the theme of glaciers and features beautiful images from the Club’s collection of paintings.
The Alpine Club congratulates our Honorary Member Catherine Destivelle on being being awarded the 12th Walter Bonatti - Piolets d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award.
Details of the press release can be found at: http://www.pioletsdor.net/presse/2020/2020_PO_CP2-ENG.pdf
As our final ClubCast before the summer break, we are focusing on UK climbing adventures, so as to offer some inspiration for the coming weeks when the usual travel further afield may not be possible.
Richard Ive talks about climbing the ‘three’ great Scottish sea stacks in a 4-day push, Noel Williams talks about the traverse of the Skye Cuillin and Mick Fowler will focus on Skeleton Ridge on the Isle of Wight, but talk about other chalk climbs.
The talks will be followed, as usual, by a Q&A and then by a mountaineering quiz.