Meet photos in 2018

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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


Photo Archive 2001 to 2017

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: 17 October 2018


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

Upcoming Meets

Presidents Meet, George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, 19 - 21 October
There will be a communal 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 17 October

In early October 14 members enjoyed a good weekend in the Brecon Beacons. Photos of the meet are now available. A meet report will be posted shortly.

Photos of the Derbyshire Mayday Meet are now available.

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.

London Lecture Series - details for this year are now available.
The next lecture on Monday 5 November by Derek Buckle. and entitled Exploration and First Ascents in the East Karakoram.


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.

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.

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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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