Introduction to Mountaineering

The National Mountaineering and Climbing Federation of Pakistan established in 1974 for the promotion of mountaineering and mountain related activities in Pakistan.

The Club aims at providing facilities, including training, to the mountain and nature lovers to enjoy the boundless beauty of Pakistan's mountains and participate in the healthy adventure activities of climbing and mountaineering. Since its raising ACP has launched several mountaineering expeditions, singly as well as in collaboration with other international mountaineers to high mountains, which include Mt Everest (Nepal - 1997), K-2 (1977), Nanga Parbat (1997), Broad Peak (1982 and 2001), Gasherbrum II (1982) and many other high peaks in Pakistan.

Since 1977 the Club has trained a large number of its members, Armed Forces officers, potential liaison officers, locals and ladies in rock/ice climbing, mountaineering and other mountain tourism related activities at its training institute at Nilt, Gilgit in Northern Areas of Pakistan. Eminent Club mountaineers include Nazir Sabir, Ashraf Aman, Col Sher Khan, Rajab Shah, Meherban Shah, Lt Col Abdul Jabbar Bhatti, Sqn Ldr Ataul Haq and many others.

Alpine Club of Pakistan is affiliated with Pakistan Sports Board and functions under the aegis of Tourism Division, Government of Pakistan and enjoys close support of Frontier Works Organization. It represents Pakistan on the Switzerland based International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation - Union Internationale Des Associations D'Alpinisme (UIAA) and is member on its Council. ACP is the founding member of the Union of Asian Alpine Associations (UAAA) and is also part of the Himalayan Mountaineering Countries Forum.

Alpine Club of Pakistan acts as an advisor to all governmental/non governmental organizations on matters relating to mountains and mountaineering. It is actively working on various programmes for the preservation of most threatened mountain areas of Pakistan in collaboration with IUCN and other international agencies.

Pakistan is endowed with one of the richest collection of high mountains having 720 peaks above six thousand metres with 162 peaks above seven thousand metres and five peaks above eight thousand metres including second highest pyramid - Chogori - the K-2. By becoming ACP member you can contribute in preserving these unique mountains besides promoting mountaineering in Pakistan.

Please visit the Web Site of Alpine Club of Pakistan for more information.