Meet photos in 2020
Meet photos in 2019
2020 Meet Reports
George Starkey Hut Meet, Patterdale, 23 August
St Luc in the Time of Coranovirus, July
New Members Virtual Meet, March
Annual Dinner, Glenridding, February
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
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.
The latest report on the training completed by members is available.
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 continue our pdf archive of books and Journals that give an insight into the Association in its earlier days.
One of our members, James Bogle, has written up the History of the Association and this was published in 2005.
We have a copy of the "Inauguration of the Cabane Britannia, 1912.
There are also Journals from 1909 to 1919, 1920 to 1929, 1930 to 1939, 1940 to 1949, 1950 to 1959, 1960 to 1969 and 1970 to 2020.
The chapters from the Centenary DVD are now loaded on YouTube.
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
Upcoming Meets - 9 September update
Last week there was a Committee Meeting where we looked at the remaining meets of the year and the Annual Dinner early next year.
In addition, the Meets Secretary has amended the meets programme as follows:
The North and South Day Meet from November has now moved to September 26.
The Scottish Meet in October may go ahead if we can find a day venue.
The Swanage Meet in September has been rescheduled for 2021.
If any members want to organise any day walks in their area please let Paul know.
Should anything change with regards to Club meets then the attendees will be contacted by the meet organiser and information will also be placed on the club website.
Latest News 9 September
Judy has written a short account of her visit to the George Starkey Hut in August.
The North and South Day Meet has now moved to September 26.
The Annual Dinner Meet at Glenridding in February has been postponed (see above for more details).
The Committee has produced some advice to club members attending club meets during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Please read the note.
The latest info (end of August) from the BMC on on restarting Club Meets. Worth a read.
The Membership Secretary has added "How to" guides for accessing the Current Members Database. Thanks Ed for these guides.
Members can now apply to use the George Starkey Hut again! Please see the Hut website for full details of reopening.
Pamela and Alan visited St Luc for a short break over the period that the Alpine Meet was scheduled. Pam has written a report with photos of the unofficial ABM Meet.
The Picos de Europa Meet has been cancelled. As of July 26 the UK government has imposed quarantine procedures on people travelling from Spain and on July 29 the flights to Bilboa were cancelled. We hope to reschedule it for next September.
The August Bank Holiday Meet at the George Starkey Hut has been cancelled.
The rescheduled July Bunkhouse/Camping Meet to Derbyshire has been rebooked for May 2021.
The June trip to Snowdonia has been rescheduled to 11 - 12 June 2021.
Continuing our digital archive all the Centenary DVD chapters have been posted on YouTube.
The fourth and last monthly donation to the Patterdale Community Fund was sent in July.
BMC Membership update - How members receive their membership cards for 2020 and the process for members receiving Summit magazine are both different in this year due to the challenges the BMC is facing during the coronavirus crisis.
There is a light hearted gallery of photos of members using their buffs around the world, which has been updated. If you have any photos please send them to the Editor.
The final batch of Journals, the 1960s are now available. They show several far reaching changes to the Association. Membership was at a high with over 700 members annually. Many members were now from outside London and wanted more than the London centric activities that the Association provided. Weekend meets in huts were started and organised outside the usual venues. In the mid 60s the Journal was totally revamped.
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.
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.
Please note that the key box code for the GSH was changed 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.
After the 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.