Sustainability News

The Alpine Club Green Group works to assist the club in initiating and contributing to mountaineering sustainability objectives. You can follow news of their work here and via the Green Group Home Page.


Green Group

The AC Green Group

The purpose of the Alpine Club Green Group is to assist the Alpine Club in initiating and contributing to mountaineering sustainability objectives - as well as raising the AC's profile, locally, nationally and internationally on this agenda.

The Green Group intends to inform, engage and support individual AC members in reducing all our carbon footprints, but also to facilitate partnership initiatives that are likely to have a more effective impact.

The Green Group is an open consultative group consisting of interested members who meet formally once or twice per annum (virtually at present) and any actions taken are fed back into the main AC committee by the Chair.


Green Group Members

The current Green Group is made up of:

John Booth                   Terry Gifford                  Andy MacNae 
Rob Collister                 Steve Goodwin               Ola Parcinska  
Ed Douglas                   Jerry Gore                     Martin Price 
Mike Fletcher                Grace Hurford                Andy Tickle 
Pete Frost                     David Medcalf               Jonathan White 



As part of their work, the Green Group produce position papers and articles for the club on topics relating to the environment; survey members on green issues and coallate resources to help members and the wider mountaineering community make informed decisions. You can keep up to date on Green Group activities at the Sustainability News feed and find more in-depth resources below.





Initial Summary of AC Survey on Climate Change

17 November 2021

The Green Group would like to thank the nearly two-hundred AC members who contributed to our recent survey on climate change. As well as helping us to establish the position of the membership on this issue, your many suggestions and details of your personal environmental projects have given us an excellent starting point as we decide where to focus our work in the coming years.

You can read a summary report of the results here and we will feedback a more in-depth analysis in the coming months.




Green Group Publishes Advice on Travel & Climate Change

05 February 2021

In light of the climate crisis, many mountaineers are starting to ask questions about travel to mountain regions. Not only does travel form a key component of climbing, and particularly exploratory mountaineering, but the effects of climate change are also acutely felt in the mountain regions that we visit.

 Perito Moreno Glacier, in Los Glaciares National Park, southern Argentina © Luca GaluzziPorito Merino Glacier | Photo: Luca Galuzzi

To assist members and the wider mountaineering community to make more sustainable decisions about travel, we have produced a guidance document which lays out some key principles and offers a number of helpful resources. We hope this document provides a useful starting point for those who are looking to reduce their environmental impact.

You can read the advice here