2021 Meet Reports

Presidents Meet, GSH, October
Brecons Meet, Bwlch, October
Swanage Meet, GSH, September
Lake District Meet, GSH, September
Hut Maintenance Weekend, August
North/South Day Walks, August
North/South Day Walks, July
Cotswold Meet, June
Peak District Meet, June
North/South Day Walks, May
North/South Day Walks, April

Recent walks to follow

At the start of this year we have started to collect walks that have been completed on Meets.
If you visit the area you may want to review the walk.
The latest walks are below:

Walks from the Presidents Meet in October:
Place Fell
Helvellyn Round

Once you have opened the walk you can download it in .gpx file format for using on your GPS, mobile or mapping software.

Members activities

Pamela Harris has written an account of a short break in Switzerland during the summer.

Paul Stock has written an account of his Lakes backpacking trip with Mitch in late July.

Julie Jones has a written an account of day off the beaten track in the Lakes.

Any other members backpacking this year - lets have your story?

Club information

New membership enquires

Current members

Committee whos who

Development and Training package
The aim is to provide financial assistance for training courses to increase members skills.
Heather Eddowes, Vice President, is coordinating the scheme.

The latest report on the training completed by members is available.

Our Data Privacy Policy is available to view.
Please take time to read the policy and make sure that you give your permission to show all or some of your details in the Journal and to send you electonic news updates.

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


Photo Archive 2001 to 2020

Meet reports 2001 to 2020

Treks 2001 to 2011

We continue our pdf archive of books and Journals that give an insight into the Association in its earlier days.

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

We have a copy of the "Inauguration of the Cabane Britannia, 1912.

There are also Journals from 1909 to 1919, 1920 to 1929, 1930 to 1939, 1940 to 1949, 1950 to 1959, 1960 to 1969 and 1970 to 2020.

I hope that you enjoy dipping into the archives.

The chapters from the Centenary DVD are now loaded on YouTube.

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

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

England went into a National Lockdown on Wednesday 6 January. On Monday 22 February the government published its plan on how England would exit lockdown. On 19 July all restrictions were lifted in England. We are using the BMC plan (updated 25 August) for England and Wales for organising our meets.
In addition here is the latest info for Scotland (updated 9 August).

Advance Notice of AGM and Dinner Meet - The 2022 AGM and Annual Dinner will be on Saturday 29 January at the Inn on the Lake in Glenridding. The AGM will be at 5:45, followed by a 4 course dinner at 7:30pm. The cost of the meal will be £31 per person.
A booking form for the dinner will be sent out with the December newsletter.

Advance notice of Summer Hotel based Alpine Meet - The Meet will be in Kandersteg staying at the Hotel Alfa-Soleil from 9-16 July 2022. Please let Paul Stock know if you are interested in the meet.
Further details will be sent to members expressing an interest.

Next North/South day walk is on Tuesday 14 December. Details of the walks will be posted soon...

Should any further meets change then the attendees will be contacted by the meet organiser and information will also be placed on the club website.

Latest News 21 November

Fourteen members braved the November weather (not too bad actually) on Saturday 20 November for the North/South day walks.
The North route.
The South route

Get ready for your winter forays into the mountains: Glenmore Lodge is holding a avalanche awareness webinar on 24 November.

The next London lecture is on Tuesday 7th December. The lecture is by Jo Bradshaw and titled: The highs and lows of climbing the 7 summits.

Judy Renshaw has written an account of a trek along Hadrian's Wall.

Twelve members braved the elements and enjoyed the delights of Andy Hs cooking in late October on the Presidents Meet at the George Starkey Hut.

Maps of two walks are available under 'Recent Walks to follow'

Eleven members enjoyed a good weekend of walking in the Brecon Beacons, based around the New Inn at Bwlch. Walks included completing the Horseshoe, going up Fan Fawr, a trek from Storey Arms to Bwlch and a trip up to Llangatwg Escarpment.

Maps of the walks are available under Meet Maps

The London Lecture Programme started on Tuesday 5th October back at the Civil Service Club in London and via Zoom. The next Lecture is on Tuesday 7th December (London/Zoom). Many thanks to all those involved in setting up the events.
Next year lectures are booked for 11th January, 1st February and 1st March. We are looking for a volunteer speaker for the March date. Please let Don Hodge know if you want to contribute.

Marian has given a summary of what was done over the Hut Maintenance weekend. A big thank you to all who helped out.

Ed Bramley has added a video of the 2011 trek to the Freedom Trail to our digital archive.
For a more cinematic viewing you can connect to YouTube on any smart TV and type ABMSAC into the search and the treks from 2001 to 2011 will come up.
In the coming months more treks will be added to the Treks page.

The Committee has produced some advice to club members attending club meets during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Worth a read before you venture out for a day on the hills.

Past news

George Starkey Hut

The hut reopened on Monday 19 July.
Please follow the intructions on the use of the hut and be aware of other people using the hut.

Advance booking is absolutely essential for members. To book go to the hut website and click on Member Bookings.

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 Hut warden is Marian Parsons.

The hut has a Members Room with eight beds and a further 20 beds in two rooms. Under current Covid-19 restrictions clubs and groups are not allowed to book into the hut.

The overnight rates are £9 per night for members and £16 for non-members/guests.

For any questions about registering or booking please email the Hut Booking Secretaries on george.starkey.hut@gmail.com.

Last Updated: 21 November 2021