Meet photos in 2019
2019 Meet Reports
Fort William Meet, Scotland, October
Presidents Meet, Patterdale, October
Brecon Beacons Meet, October
Beer Meet, Devon, September
Alpine Hotel Meet, Klosters, July
N Wales Meet, June
M'goun Trek, Morocco, June
Glenfinnan Meet, May
Derbyshire May Day Meet
New Members Meet, GSH, April
Pitlochry Meet, Scotland, March
Annual Dinner, Glenridding, February
How to join us Committee whos who
Renewals - Over the past few months, the club has been migrating its membership database to a proprietary system (MemberMojo), both to provide increased functionality, and to improve the resilience of that function into the future.
Ed, the membership secretary, is pleased to let you know that we will be using this new system for the upcoming 2020 subscription renewals. Please expect an email from the club with the MemberMojo logo also on it in mid December. This will give you details of your subscription renewal for 2020, and how to pay it. For 2020, as in previous years, payment options will be either by bank transfer or cheque. Depending on the desire from members, it may be possible to offer some additional payment options in future years.
The system will offer a number of other advantages, including the ability to keep your own contact details up to date.
At the February 2019 AGM the committee proposed the introduction of a Development and Training package to encourage those who wish to develop their skills. The aim is to increase skills, promote the ABMSAC and increase membership.
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
Photo Archive 2001 to 2018
Meet reports 2001 to 2018
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.
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
Advance notice of the 2020 Annual Dinner and AGM
It will be at the Glenridding Hotel, Glenridding over the weekend 31 January to 2 February.
The meal will be a 4 course menu at a cost of £30 per head.
A booking form was sent to members during November along with the AGM notice and the 2020 Meets List.
Scottish Winter Meet at the Highland Hotel Strathpeffer, 20 - 23 March. Book room with Shearings and let Marj Foster know that you are coming along.
New Members Meet, George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, 27-28 March. Contact Mary to book your p[lace in th ehut.
Latest News 14 January
Menu for the Annual Dinner is now available. Please let Julie know your menu choice by 24 January.
The Fort William Meet Report with photos is now available.
Membership renewals - Over the past few months, the club has been migrating its membership database to a proprietary system (MemberMojo), both to provide increased functionality, and to improve the resilience of that function into the future. See further details in the club section in the left column.
London lectures. The next lecture of the winter series is on Tuesday 4th February, Trekking in Tajikistan by Judy Renshaw. Come along and support the lecture.
The Alpine Hotel Meet 2020 will be based at St Luc, Val díAnniviers, Valias, Switzerland from Saturday 4th to Saturday 11th July. There will be an optional add-on at the end of the week to Saas Almgell. There are still a few places left for the week at St Luc next summer, and if anyone is interested in joining the group from Saturday 11th July for a few days at Saas-Almagell (and a trip to the Britannia Hut) without going to St Luc first, that is also possible. Pamela has produced preliminary information sheet. If you are interested please let Pamela know as soon as possible.
In February 2019 the Committee introduced a Development and Training package to encourage members to develop their skills. We have received a report from Celine, who took part in a Plas Y Brenin five day Mountain Skills training in May and a summary of a navigation course undertaken by Howard.
There is a light hearted gallery of photos of members using their new buffs around the world. Photos from the recent new members meet are now posted - can you identify everybody? If you have any photos please send them to the Editor.
The Brecon Beacons Meet Report is now available.
The Report of the last Beer Meet is now available with some photos.
The Derbyshire May Day Meet Report is now available.
In June the President, James, was invited to the SAC General Assembly meeting in Lugano. His report is attached.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.
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.
Please note that the key box code for the GSH was changed earlier in 2019, so if you are booked into the hut and don't have a key make sure you get the new code from the Hut Booking Secretary.
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.
For any questions about registering or booking please email the Hut Booking Secretaries on email@example.com.