Alpine Club of Pakistan
Alpine Club of Pakistan was founded in 1974, by mountain lovers, as a Non Governmental Sports Organisation and national mountaineering association, dedicated to 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 it has launched several mountaineering expeditions to the high mountains of the Northern Areas and trained a large number of its members in rock climbing, mountaineering and other mountain related activities.
It is registered under the Companies Act and enjoys close support of Frontier Works Organisation (FWO). It functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs and is affiliated with Pakistan Sports Board since 1982. It is Pakistan's sole representative on the world climbing and mountaineering Federation - Union Internationale Des Associations D'Alpinisme (UIAA) and is also member on its Council. Alpine Club of Pakistan is the founding member of the Union of Asian Alpine Associations (UAAA).