|Alpine Club (AC)|
|Founded||December 22, 1857|
|Members||1499 (as of 2019)|
|Association headquarters||London , UK|
The Alpine Club ( AC ) is a club based in London and is the oldest mountaineering association in the world. It is a gentlemen's club dedicated to expedition mountaineering. The membership organization for British mountaineers is the British Mountaineering Council .
The Alpine Club was founded by British mountaineers on December 22, 1857 . During the golden age of alpinism he played a key role in the development of alpinism . The club's first president was John Ball , the first to climb Monte Pelmo .
For a long time the club maintained the usual standards of a gentleman's club and membership was conditional. A candidate had to be able to show that they had climbed a certain number of mountains. In addition, membership was reserved for men; this led to the founding of the Ladies' Alpine Club in 1907 . Only in 1974 did the Alpine Club admit women as members and merged with the Ladies' Alpine Club.
The head office has been in a former Victorian department store on Charlotte Road in London since 1991 .
The Alpine Club is a member of the multilateral agreement on reciprocal rights to huts . He has been a UIAA member since 2003 .
The club currently has around 1500 full members from over 30 countries, most of whom are British.
A chronological overview of all presidents of the section since it was founded.
Note: Alpine Club is also the English name for Alpine Club or Mountaineering Club. The name became a generic name .
Mountain guide monument
The mountain guide monument in St. Niklaus Dorf honors u. a. Alpinists of the Alpine Club as guests of the St. Niklaus mountain guides .
- George Band : 150 Years of the Alpine Club. Collins, London 2006. ISBN 978-0-00-720364-2
- Official website (English)
- Catalog of Books in the Library of the Alpine Club , 1899 (PDF; 9.5 MB) (English)
- ↑ TheUIAA.org: Member Associations 2018-2019 - UIAA
- ↑ Alpine-Club.org: About the Alpine Club
- ^ The Alpine Club - an exclusive club , in NZZ from December 5, 2014