Meet photos in 2016

Brecon Beacons Meet, October Tatra Meet, September Ailefroide Meet, August Cogne Meet, July N Wales Meet, June Kintail and Skye Meet, May Derbyshire Mayday Meet Annual Dinner, February

Meet Reports

2017 Reports

Isle of Man Meet, Douglas, April
New Members Meet, George Starkey Hut, April
Blacklunans Meet, Scotland, March
Annual Dinner Meet, Lake District, February

2016 Reports

Brecon Beacons Meet, Wales, October
Beer Meet, East Devon, September
Tatra Trek, Poland, September
Alpine Hotel Meet, Cogne, Italy, July
N Wales Meet, June
Skye Meet, May
Derbyshire Meet, Mayday Holiday weekend
New Members Meet, Patterdale, April
Fassfern Meet, Scotland, March
Annual Dinner Meet, Lake District, February


Photo Archive 2001 to 2015

Meet reports 2001 to 2015.

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.

There are also Journals from 1975 to 2008.

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Last Updated: 23 May 2017


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

Upcoming Meet

Rhyd Ddu, Oread Hut, North Wales, 23 - 25 June

The meet will take the usual format, with Ed providing a communal meal with wine on the Saturday evening.
With the Hut, a large House really, being situated right by the Rhyd Dhu path up Snowdon, and the Mountain Railway station, this venue provides a variety of excursions for everyone, literally from the front door.

There are a few places left in the hut so contact Ed to book this popular meet.

Alpine Meets

The Hotel Meet will be from Friday 30 June to Friday 7 July will be based in Selva Gardena, situated at a height of 1566m in the Val Gardena, in the Dolomites of South Tyrol.

The Camping Meet will be from 15 July to 5 August in Vicosoprano, Bregaglia, Switzerland. As usual it is a joint meet with ABMSAC, AC, FRCC, Climbers’ Club, SMC, LSCC, Wayfarers and Yeovil MC.

The autumn Alpine Trek will be on 9 to 16 September in the Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria - based in Bansko. Judy Renshaw is the meet organiser. Pirin Adventures will do a tailor made package, including accommodation and transport etc. We intend to organise day hikes, some overnights in huts.

Latest News 23 May

In mid May seven members enjoyed a week of walking on Skye and Kintail with mixed weather. There were excursions onto the Cuillin Ridge, the Quiraing, coastal walks in Glen Brittle and Elgol and walks in the Red Cuillin finishing with the Forcan Ridge in Kintail. Meet report and photos will be posted soon, in the meantime see our Facebook page for photos.

Report with photos of the Isle of Man Meet at the end April is now available

The AC are planning an Alpine Introductory Meet based at the Goerge Starkey Hut on 2 - 4 June. The focus will be on transferring skills to Aspirant Members and those who wish to improve their Alpine skills. Informal training and guidance will be provided from more experienced members within the club (IFMGA guides and qualified instructors). Topics will range from what to put into your rucksack to some basic Alpine mountaineering skills.
There are places available for ABMSAC members. Details and contacts at: Alpine Club

Forteen members enjoyed the May Day weekend in the Derbyshire Dales. Climbing at Froggart, cylcing on the trails and hill walking was matched with good food and drink. Meet report and photos will be posted soon, in the meantime see our Facebook page for photos.

Report on the New Members Meet at the beginning of April now available. See our Facebook page for more photos.

The next winter season London social meets to be held in the Civil Service Club, Great Scotland Yard, SW1A 2HJ will be on Tuesday 3 October, Monday 6 November and Monday 4 December in 2017. In 2018 the meets will be on Tuesday 2 January, Tuesday 6 February and Tuesday 6 March. Please make a note of the dates in your diary. More details: London lectures

New guide book "A Week in the Parc Ela" has been published by member Geoffrey Pocock.
It describes a week in the largest Swiss park: two day walks from Bivio, the pearl of the Graubunden, and a five day tour of the Park making use of hotels and huts. This is a region largely unspoilt by winter sports with a profusion of flowers and a wide variety of fauna. It is a walker's paradise.
This booklet has a concise description of all seven days' walking with 10 maps and 10 illustrations.
It is available from Amazon for £5.22 plus P&P.

Additional Meet - There will be a Hut Maintenance Meet at the George Starkey Hut over the first weekend in September. The Hut Maintenance Committee will provide further details at a later date.

Past news

Club information

How to join us

Committee whos who

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

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.
From 1 July we have a new hut partner, the Alpine Club. We have taken this opportunity to change the name of the Limited Company that runs the hut on behalf of the two clubs. The new name is George Starkey Hut Limited.

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

The hut has up to 20 places that are bookable by clubs and groups and a members room with eight places.

Please check hut availability by reviewing calendar for 2017 or 2018 before booking.
Please note that on special occasions the members room is not available, this for example will cover when school/youth groups have booked. These times are shown on the calendar.

For Hut bookings contact Marian Parsons