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

Summer Lake District Meet, George Starkey Hut, August
Hotel Alpine Meet, Selva Gardena, June/July
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

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.

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

Last Updated: 18 October 2017


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

Upcoming Meets

The Presidents Meet, George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, 20 – 22 October

Come and see the autumn colours in the Ullswater valley and see the improvements that have taken place at the hut this year. To book contact either the President or the hut booking secretary, Marian.

ABMSAC Twixmas meet, George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, 28 December - 2 January.

The whole hut has been reserved for ABM members to share days out in the fells. It is intended to have a communal meal in the hut on New Year’s Eve.
Please contact Judy Renshaw if you want to attend.

Alpine Meets - advance notice for 2018

Advance notice of next years Hotel based alpine meet - We will be staying in Mayrhofen in the Zillertal, from Friday 29 June to Friday 6 July, in the 4* Hotel Kramerwirt. A fact sheet is now available.

Latest News 20 September

Lectures for the London Lecture Programme winter season 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.

The first lecture: Tuesday 3 October, Snowcaps on the equator by Peter Payne:
Africa’s three glaciated mountain areas and the world’s second biggest river and second largest tropical rainforest all lie within a few degrees of latitude of the equator. An account of climbs on Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and the Mountains of the Moon from the 1990’s, before ‘climate change’, and of a journey ‘east along the equator’ up the Congo River, with some current updates.

See News section for full details.

Report and photos of the summer Meet based in George Starkey Hut are now available


The eagerly awaited Journal has been posted to members. Editor.

Report and photos of the summer Hotel Alpine Meet in Selva Gardena are now available

A new edition of WALKING in the HAUTE SAVOIE: SOUTH, revised and updated by ABMSAC members Alan Norton and Pamela Harris, has just been published by Cicerone Press. The book is available from Cicerone Press for £14.95, with a 25% discount until 30 June.
The companion guide Walking in the Haute Savoie: North has been similarly revised and will be published on 15th November.

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.

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How to join us

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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