Meet photos in 2018


Cloggy Treasures
Meet photos in 2017

Beer Meet, September Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria, September Hotel Alpine Meet, Selva Gardena, June/July Skye and Kintail Meet, May
2018 Meet Reports

Mayrhofen Meet, Austria, June/July
N Wales Meet, Rhyd Ddu, June
Ullapool Meet, Scotland, May
Derbyshire May Day Meet
Annual Dinner, Glenridding, February
Killin Meet, Scotland, January

2017 Meet Reports

Twixmas Meet, Patterdale, December
Autumn Scottish Meet, Strathpeffer, October
Brecon Beacons Meet, Wales, October
Beer Meet, East Devon, September
Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria, September
Summer Lake District Meet, GSH, August
Hotel Alpine Meet, Selva Gardena, June/July
Wales Meet, Snowdonia, June
Scotland Meet, Skye and Kintail, May
Derbyshire Meet, Hurdlow, May
Isle of Man Meet, Douglas, April
New Members Meet, George Starkey Hut, April
Blacklunans Meet, Scotland, March
Annual Dinner Meet, Lake District, February


Photo Archive 2001 to 2016

Meet reports 2001 to 2016.

We have started a pdf archive of books and Journals that give an insight into the Association in its earlier days.

To start the archive off we have a copy of the "Inauguration of the Cabane Britannia, 1912.

One of our members, James Bogle, has written up the history of the Association and this was published in 2005.

There are also Journals from 1975 to 2009.

Please let Mike Goodyer know if you change your address or e mail to ensure that you still receive Newsletters.

Last Updated: 31 August 2018


A mountaineering club with a strong interest in UK and alpine activities

Upcoming Meets

Beer Meet, Devon, 14 - 16 September. Contact James Baldwin to book a place.

Brecon Beacons Meet, New Inn, Bwlch, 5 - 6 October
There are up to 14 places provisionally booked at the Beaconsbackpackers bunkhouse at the New Inn at Bwlch. Please book with Paul Stock.

Presidents Meet, George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, 19 - 21 October
There will be acommunal meal in the hut on the Saturday evening. Reserve your hut place with the President.

Advance notice of 2019 Meets

Summer Hotel Alpine Meet will be in Klosters in July.

Trek - in June we will be returning to Morocco for week long trek with KE adventures to a part we have not visited before, the Mgoun mountains. Although all 10 places on the trip have already been taken we are operating a reserve list. If you are interested in this trek contact Ed Bramley. If there are sufficient additional people wanting to take part we may then be able to get a second visit running.

Latest News August 31

The eagerly awaited Journal has been posted to members on 31 August. Editor.

The N Wales Meet report and photos are now available.

The history of the Association written by James Bogle and published in 2005 is now available as a pdf.

The Mayrhofen Meet report and photos are now available.

London Lecture Series - details for this year are now available.
The first lecture on Tuesday 2 October is by Mike Parsons and entitled Keeping dry, staying warm.
Mikeís talk, based on his book written with co-author Mary Rose, will give a brief history of outdoor clothing, the basic science, core technologies and modern practices, then look to the future with an explanation of emerging technologies, what to watch and wait for, what to be cautious about.


Presidents Meet, George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, 19 - 21 October, is an opportunity to enjoy good fellowship, good food, cooked by Andy Hayes, and a chance to put your views about the club to the committee at an informal gathering. Note that a short meeting of the committee will be held on Sunday morning. For more details and bookings please contact the President.

We have been invited to join in on the series of lectures organised by AC/SMC/JMCS in Edinburgh this autumn/winter. Hopefully members who live in the area will be able to make use of this new venture.

A brief update on the Britannia Hut from the July edition of the Geneva Section monthly Bulletin. Many thanks to Pamela Harris-Andrews for the update.

The Hut based Trekking Meet in Argentiere over 1-8 September has been cancelled.

The journal for this year is now in final preparation before going to the printers and will be despatched during August.

Past news

George Starkey Hut

The hut is in Patterdale near Ullswater, at the heart of the Lake Districtís Eastern Fells. It is ideally placed for the High Street range to the East, whilst from the front there is a splendid view of Helvellyn and its neighbouring fells: to reach them, all you have to do is put on your boots and walk from the hut.

There are rock climbing and mountain biking opportunities from the front door, canoeing and sailing on Ullswater and pony trekking locally.

Since mid 2016 we have had a new hut partner, the Alpine Club. The hut is run on behalf of both clubs by a limited company, George Starkey Hut Limited. The Chair is Mike Parsons and Marian Parsons is the Hut warden.

The hut has a Members Room with eight beds, a further 20 beds that are bookable by clubs and groups.

Members can now book directly through the Hut booking system. Before booking for the first time please register on the system. For any questions about registering or booking please email the Hut Booking Secretaries on

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History of ABMSAC

Members will have received a number of documents from the membership secretary regarding the General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect from 25 May.
Please take time to read and reply to the request for your permission to show all or some of your details in the Journal and to send you electonic news updates.

Our Data Privacy Policy is available to view.

ABMSAC Child Protection Policy and consent form.

The web site for the Swiss Alpine Club has links into pages for the separate Sections.

A source for all types of climbing information, access and insurance in the UK is the BMC