Meet photos in 2020
Meet photos in 2019
2020 Meet Reports
Autumn in Zermatt, October
Southern Day Meet, Corfe Castle, 26 September
Day trip to Patterdale, 13 September
George Starkey Hut Meet, Patterdale, 23 August
St Luc in the Time of Coranovirus, July
New Members Virtual Meet, March
Annual Dinner, Glenridding, February
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Development and Training package. The aim is to provide financial assistance for training courses to increase members skills.
The latest report on the training completed by members is available.
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 2018
Meet reports 2001 to 2019
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.
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
The remaining meets this year have been cancelled.
The Annual General Meeting will be on the Saturday evening, 6 February, via a Zoom meeting. The Agenda and full details of how to access the meeting will be sent out to all members in the Newsletter during December.
The Meets Programme for 2021 is being put together, with a mixture of day and weekend Meets. The Programme will be posted this month. We hope that we can get the opportunity to get together more often next year.
In addition to the Meets Programme if any members want to organise day walks in their area please let Paul know.
Should anything change with regards to Club meets then the attendees will be contacted by the meet organiser and information will also be placed on the club website.
Latest News 3 December
The George Starkey Hut has reopened for members from the end of lockdown, Wednesday 2 December. See below for more details.
The Committee has produced some advice to club members attending club meets during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Please read the note.
Here is the latest info (2 December) from the BMC on lockdown restrictions in
England and Wales.
The walk North and South Day Meet took place on 26 September, as planned. A report and photos of the walk from the Peak District are now available.
The winter series of London lectures have now been scheduled until March 2021. The talks will be via Zoom and we are giving all members the opportunity to watch the presentation.
Pamela Harris has written an article for Cicerone Press about her travels to the Cevennes.
Pamela Harris visited Zermatt in October and has written about the trip in Autumn in Zermatt.
The Membership Secretary has added "How to" guides for accessing the Current Members Database. Thanks Ed for these guides.
The walk North and South Day Meet took place on 26 September, as planned. A report and photos of the walk from Corfe Castle are now available.
Ed has written a short account of a day visit to the George Starkey Hut in September.
Judy has written a short account of her visit to the George Starkey Hut in August.
There is a light hearted gallery of photos of members using their buffs around the world, which has been updated. If you have any photos please send them to the Editor.
The final batch of Journals, the 1960s are now available. They show several far reaching changes to the Association. Membership was at a high with over 700 members annually. Many members were now from outside London and wanted more than the London centric activities that the Association provided. Weekend meets in huts were started and organised outside the usual venues. In the mid 60s the Journal was totally revamped.
George Starkey Hut
The hut is in Patterdale near Ullswater, at the heart of the Lake District’s 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.
From 1 October the overnight rates were increased to £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 email@example.com.