Recent Meet walks

At the start of 2021 we started to collect walks that have been completed on Meets. If you visit the area you may want to check out one of the walks.

Downloadable as a .gpx file for use on GPS, mobile or mapping software.

The latest walks are below.

South Day Meet in January: Streatley and Ridgeway

North/SouthDay Meet in December:
North route Cromford Round
South route Devils Punchbowl

2022 Meet Reports

2021 Meet Reports

Club information

New membership enquires

Current members

Committee whos who

Development and Training package
The aim is to provide financial assistance for training courses to increase members skills.
Heather Eddowes, Vice President, is coordinating the scheme.

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Child Protection Policy

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 2020

Meet reports 2001 to 2020

Treks 2001 to 2011

We continue our pdf archive of books and Journals that give an insight into the Association in its earlier days.

Journals from 1909 to 2020.

History of the Association, published in 2005 was written by member James Bogle.

We have a copy of the "Inauguration of the Cabane Britannia, 1912.

Centenary DVD chapters are on YouTube.

Meets Programme - updated 26 January

The AGM and Dinner Meet is this weekend. The event will be held at the Inn on the Lake in Glenridding. The AGM will be on Saturday 29 January at 5:45, followed by a 4 course dinner at 7:30pm.

Advance notice: of Summer Hotel based Alpine Meet - The Meet will be in Kandersteg staying at the Hotel Alfa-Soleil from 9-16 July 2022. Please let Paul Stock know if you are interested in the meet.

The Roving Meet in October has been confirmed. The weekend Meet will be based at the Grinton Lodge YHA near Reeth in North Yorkshire.

The Committee has produced some advice to club members attending club meets during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Worth a read before you venture out for a day on the hills.

We are using the BMC plan (updated 24 December 2021) for England and Wales for organising our meets. In addition here is the latest info for Scotland (updated 6 January 2022).

Should any meets change then the attendees will be contacted by the meet organiser and information will also be placed on the club website.

Latest News 26 January

The next "London" Lecture is on 1st February via Zoom. The lecture, entitled Iceland - September 2021, will be given by Jack Whitaker.

Jack originally planned to spend a few days in Iceland before joining a cruise to the Arctic. The cruise was cancelled due to the pandemic, so he converted the few days into a 12 day tour around all of Iceland, giving him an experience he would not want to have missed.

London lecture programme updated.

Report and photos for the South day walk in January.

The next day walk is on Tuesday 8 February. To attend contact Paul (South) or Andy (North).

Report and photos for the Twixmas Meet

We have recieved some sad news. Cdr Derwent Turnbull passed away on Monday 27 December 2021. He was a member of the SAC Geneva Section since 1965 and was a lover of the Swiss Alps. We send our condolences to his family.
A full obituary will be in the Journal.

Past news

Members activities

Judy Renshaw along Hadrian's Wall

Pamela Harris in Switzerland

Paul Stock on Lakes backpacking

Julie Jones off the beaten track in the Lakes.

George Starkey Hut


The hut reopened on Monday 19 July.
Please follow the intructions on the use of the hut and be aware of other people using the hut.

Advance booking is absolutely essential for members. To book go to the hut website and click on Member Bookings.

Last Updated: 26 January 2022

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