Meet photos in 2018


Meet photos in 2017

Beer Meet, September Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria, September Hotel Alpine Meet, Selva Gardena, June/July Skye and Kintail Meet, May
2018 Meet Reports

Mayrhofen Meet, Austria, June/July
Ullapool Meet, Scotland, May
Derbyshire May Day Meet
Killin Meet, Scotland, January

2017 Meet Reports

Twixmas Meet, Patterdale, December
Autumn Scottish Meet, Strathpeffer, October
Brecon Beacons Meet, Wales, October
Beer Meet, East Devon, September
Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria, September
Summer Lake District Meet, GSH, August
Hotel Alpine Meet, Selva Gardena, June/July
Wales Meet, Snowdonia, June
Scotland Meet, Skye and Kintail, May
Derbyshire Meet, Hurdlow, May
Isle of Man Meet, Douglas, April
New Members Meet, George Starkey Hut, April
Blacklunans Meet, Scotland, March
Annual Dinner Meet, Lake District, February


Photo Archive 2001 to 2016

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.

There are also Journals from 1975 to 2008.

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

Last Updated: 12 August 2018


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

Upcoming Meets

George Starkey Hut ABMSAC/AC Summer meet 20 - 26 August. Book your hut space with Judy Renshaw.

Beer Meet, Devon, 14 - 16 September. Contact James Baldwin to book a place.

Presidents Meet, George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, 19 - 21 October

Latest News August 12

The Mayrhofen Meet report and photos are now available.

London Lecture Series - details for this year are now available.

The first lecture on Tuesday 2 October is by Mike Parsons and entitled Keeping dry, staying warm.
Mike’s talk, based on his book written with co-author Mary Rose, will give a brief history of outdoor clothing, the basic science, core technologies and modern practices, then look to the future with an explanation of emerging technologies, what to watch and wait for, what to be cautious about.


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.

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

“Christiane Ody, previously responsible for the Britannia Hut, is now President of the Geneva Section Huts Committee (responsible for all seven of their huts); Jacques Bondallaz and Marc Renaud are responsible for the Britannia Hut; Dario Andenmatten is BH guardian, having taken over from his mother Thérèse Andenmatten.

The Britannia Hut continues to be extremely successful: in 2017 there were 8149 overnights, equally divided between summer and winter, the highest number of overnights for any SAC hut. This is the first time since 2011 that any hut has had more than 8000 overnights.

During last year quite a lot of maintenance and improvement work took place. This included the modernisation of dormitories, replacement of entrance doors, roof insulation, and 12 more solar panels to replace those of 1996 on the south side.”

Many thanks to Pamela Harris-Andrews for the update.

The Hut based Trekking Meet in Argentiere over 1-8 September has been cancelled.

The journal for this year is now in final preparation before going to the printers and will be despatched during August.

Advance notice of Trek: In June 2019, 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.

Past news

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.

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.

Online Booking - 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 booking system. Before booking for the first time please register on the system.

Current nightly rate for members is just £6 and £11 for guests.

Please note that on certain occasions (usually midweek) the Members Room may not be available, for example when a school/youth group have booked the hut exclusively. Check current group booking availability before booking.

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