The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles

A Gathering Place for Those Who Leave the Beaten Path in Search of Adventure

All photos in the slideshow are by, for, or about members of ACLA.

About Membership

Membership in The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles ® is open to men whose activities are adventurous and take them off the beaten path! If, after reading this article that lays out the general guidelines for for what we seek in new members and you would like to be considered by the Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles® for membership or receive information about the different types of membership please contact membership services: membership@adventurersclub.org.

Who is an Adventurer?

Many people ask what does it take to join the club? Do you have to climb Mt. Everest? Do you have to go to the North Pole, sail around the world, solo, in a boat you made yourself after cutting down the lumber in the North Woods with 18th century tools that you purchased from an antiques dealer in Constantinople? Probably not, but we do seek individuals who are about high-adventure. In an attempt to put perspective on on what we consider “adventurous” we have prepared this list of activities enjoyed by members:

Racing (boat, plane, car, horse, etc.)
Rock and Ice Climbing
Mountaineering
Travel to Remote Areas not readily accessible by guided tour
Hunting and Fishing
Remote Photography
White Water Rafting
Extended Stay in Remote Areas -Peace Corps, Wildlife Experts, Ex-Military
Extended Balloon or Glider Trips
Sailboating
Skydiving
Hang-Gliding and Kite Surfing
SCUBA in Remote Areas or Great Depths
Environmental Testing
Space Exploration
Test Pilots
Ultra-Light Pilots
Survival Gear Field Testing
Treasure Hunters Spelunkers
Astronomers
Astronauts. We take Cosmonauts these days as well
Extreme Sports Enthusiasts
Base Jumping
Adventure Racing
Mountain Biking
Orienteering
Archaeologists
Anthropologists
Paleontologists
Zoologists
Extreme Skiing
Snowboarding

This list is certainly not complete and prospective members with new approaches to adventure are encouraged to apply. People with an adventurous spirit who have not yet, but plan to (within 2-years) accomplish a challenging adventure may also apply. Membership is never granted automatically but, only after careful consideration by the membership committee and the Board of Directors. When it comes to the sort of adventures enjoyed by our membership, one phrase come to mind:
“There is so much more to life if you ignore the rules and take chances”

See the Board of Directors page to see the current membership chair.