Alpine Club, The

Posted: 13 May 2008

The UK-based Alpine Club, founded in 1857, caters specifically for those interested in mountaineering in the Alps and the Greater Ranges of the world. The AC promotes a code of climbing ethics which seeks to protect mountain regions and their people from harmful impacts by climbers. Its website includes information on lectures and meetings, the Alpine Journal, a list of guidebooks, information on expeditions and an on-line library of mountaineering literature.