100 Years of Ski Mountaineering
The Alpine Ski Club is an active and friendly club of independent ski mountaineers. It was the first ski mountaineering club in Britain (founded by Arnold Lunn in 1908). The objectives of the club are to promote mountaineering on ski and to encourage good fellowship amongst ski mountaineers; to encourage mountaineering expeditions on ski throughout the world and to promote a better knowledge of the mountains in winter.
We are delighted to have the acclaimed mountaineer and active ski mountaineer, Stephen Venables, as the club Patron.
For more information on how to join see Membership.
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Two grants are available for ski mountaineering – the Alpine Ski Club Training Award is aimed at providing help with training and improving mountain safety – the Memorial Adventure Fund is there to support more adventurous explorations on skis.
Do not go off-piste without a transceiver – if you get a caught in an avalanche, your survival depends on it. Club members can borrow BCA Tracker2 transceivers from the ASC at no cost for themselves and their family.
The club has a long history of promoting safety in the mountains. Visit our safety pages to help you keep safe in the mountains – learn how to assess the risks during your planning and when out on the hill, learn how to make the right decisions.