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2018 Meet Reports

Montserrat Meet, Spain, November
Strathpeffer Meet, Scotland, October
Presidents Meet, Patterdale, October
Brecon Beacon Meet, Wales, October
Beer Meet, Devon, September
Mayrhofen Meet, Austria, June/July
N Wales Meet, Rhyd Ddu, June
Ullapool Meet, Scotland, May
Derbyshire May Day Meet
New Members Meet, Patterdale, March
Annual Dinner, Glenridding, February
Killin Meet, Scotland, January


Photo Archive 2001 to 2017

Meet reports 2001 to 2017

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 2013.

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Last Updated: 19 January 2019


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

Upcoming Meets

The Annual Dinner and AGM will be on Saturday 2 February 2019 at the Inn on the Lake in Glenridding.

Advance notice of 2019 Meets

The next London lecture is on Tuesday 5 February, entitled: A Lake called Wanda and the John Muir Trail by Alan Schofield

Trek - in June we will be returning to Morocco for a week long trek with KE adventures to a part we have not visited before, the Mgoun mountains. There is a possibility of furhter places being available, contact Ed Bramley if you are interested.

Summer Hotel Alpine Meet will be in Klosters in July. Thirty nine members and guests have booked on to this meet. It is now full.

Summer Alpine Camping Meet will be in the Pyrenees from 6 -27 July.

Latest News 19 January

Srathpeffer Meet report and photos now available.

Increase in hut fees for 2019. After the AGM of the George Starkey Hut the Directors agreed that from 1 January 2019 the rates will go up for members from £6 to £7 per night and for non-members/guests from £11 to £13.


We are delighted to announce our Guest Speakers for the Annual Dinner are Jonathan and Lesley Williams, owners of Cicerone Press. Cicerone, the UK's leading outdoor activity guidebook publisher, will be 50 years old in March. They are planning celebrations through the year, and have already begun with the publication of a commemorative book, Fifty Years of Adventure, adding to their range of around 400 titles. The book has a range of over 50 interesting articles from guidebook writers accompanied with great photos.

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

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

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 and a further 20 beds that are bookable by clubs and groups.

Members can now book directly through the Hut website. 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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A source for all types of climbing information, access and insurance in the UK is the BMC