Continuing our digital archive we have started to add the chapters from the Centenary DVD for members to see on YouTube. I’m indebted to Ed Bramley for making the chapters available. Ed was the original compiler of the DVD tome.
We have stated the ball rolling with some our Centenary events in 2009, with accompanying reports from the Journal.
Centenary Dinner in Glenridding, February 2009. Dinner Report
Haute Route as part of the Centenary celebrations. An account of the trip from Chamonix to the Britannia Hut. Trek Report
Centenary Celebrations at the Britannia Hut near Saas Fee. The hut was built in 1912 by the club, three years after the club was founded, and donations raised.
Centenary meet activities. Following on from the centenary celebrations of the ABMSAC at the Britannia hut, the focus of the celebrations then moved to Saas Almagell. As part of the celebrations, several nearby peaks were ascended, as well as a number of other interesting walks in the vicinity.
Hotel Meet Report and Camping Meet Report
Pre World War Two A selection of photos from 1926 and 1929. See if you can recognise any of the mountains. Does anyone know who the people are in the photos?
1960s Photos from Meets to Obergurgl in September 1965 and Otztal in August 1968.
1970s 1st British ascents of alpine north faces Photographs from the late John Mercer, showing his first British ascents of several alpine north faces including the Frendo Spur and Monch.
1980s A miscellany.....
2008 Photos of the meet
Mike Pinney’s photo account of all the 4000m peaks in the Alps.
Treks Going back to the 2001 trek.
The next chapters include the Club Treasures, the Britannia Hut, the George Starkey Hut and Alpine flowers.
ABMSAC Treasures. A selection of the treasures that mainly only get an airing at the Annual Dinner.
The Britannia Hut. Photographs of the opening ceremony in 1912.
George Starkey Hut. Shows the original conversion of the Old School House and some more recent renovations. There is a selection of photos of the opening Ceremony.
Alpine flowers A selection of named alpine flowers - an opportunity to learn the names of those flowers you keep seeing!
Finishing up with photos from the 75th Anniversary celebrations which took place at the Britannia hut in August 1984. Journal
Thats all folks! The YouTube chapters can be used in conjunction with the newly added digitised Journals. We hope that the early chapters will bring to life the older Journals.
Mike Goodyer, Hon. Editor,
updated 27 June 2020