Very candid question as I try to understand the Australian “mountaineering” landscape. Are all Australian alpine clubs core function is to manage a club (building) and Is the private membership/sponsor the only model in Australia? Why none developed the social hub or sport federation aspect find in alpine clubs around the world providing education and training courses, insurance brokerage, social events, schedule outings, climbing/trail/skiing/etc competitions and advocacy for alpine users in general? My question comes from wanting to offer my kids a similar experience than mine growing up. To have been a member of the CAF (French alpine club) from a young age was a marvellous experience and gave me so much love for all thing mountainous, long lasting friendships and the skills needed to enjoy the mountains in summer and winter.