Get Involved

SAC Members are part of one of the most vibrant college climbing clubs in the country.  Benefits of membership include:

2024-2025 Membership Instructions:

Discounted dues are available for Alpine Club Officers and instructors/leaders from other outdoor organizations (OEP, Redwood, etc.). Dues can be completely waived in the event that they will cause a substantial financial hardship for the member.

What your dues do:

Listserv Emails This e-mail list is restricted to SAC members only, and is used to find climbing partners within the group that are eligible for club-subsidized Common Adventure Trips.  You must sign up as instructed above to be added to the the listserv. is open to anyone. All public Alpine Club announcements (screenings, guest speaker events, etc) are posted to it. To subscribe or unsubscribe, visit the mailman page: is for folks who are not active SAC members but would like to receive announcements of major events.

50s/60s/70s SAC alumni list is used to announce reunions and events. Contact Irene Beardsley to join. Exhibit on SAC history

Weekly Practices

Starting October 2, 2023 practices are held Monday 9-10:45pm at the AOERC Climbing Wall. Meet other SAC climbers, initiate/plan Common Adventure trips, and build a community of adventure partners.


Other Events

We periodically host professional climbers, organize film screenings, etc. that are open to the public. Find out about these events by checking the website homepage and/or subscribing to our mailing lists. 


SAC now has an instagram! (@stanfordalpineclub) and YOU can submit pictures from recent trips to be highlighted on it! Please submit pictures and a caption (plus tags if desired) and it may be posted for the world to see!


Common Adventure Trips

SAC trips follow the "Common Adventure" model. Our trips do not have formal leaders or guides, rather all trip participants will cooperatively plan trips and share in the work of making the trip fun, safe, and successful. The SAC leadership initiates a few trips per year that are beginner-friendly and aimed to get new members connected with more experienced alpine enthusiasts. 

Common Adventure trips of all skill levels can be initiated by any club member by posting to the club email list. (Hint: weekly socials are also a great place to informally survey member interest and get started with planning trips!)


Past Meetings

Check out our historical website for an archive of past events.