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

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: 2 March 2017


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

Upcoming Meet

New Members Meet, 31st March - 2nd April

Contact Mary Eddowes to book a place on this Meet, and come along and see if you enjoy the experience as much as we all do. There will be a communal meal on the Saturday evening in the hut and weather permitting a varied programme of walks is run by Mary and her advisers from the Hut over this weekend introducing new attendees to both the Ullswater valley, our Hut and the ABMSAC.

Alpine Meets

The Hotel Meet will be from Friday 30 June to Friday 7 July will be based in Selva Gardena, situated at a height of 1566m in the Val Gardena, in the Dolomites of South Tyrol.

The Camping Meet will be from 15 July to 5 August in Vicosoprano, Bregaglia, Switzerland. As usual it is a joint meet with ABMSAC, AC, FRCC, Climbers’ Club, SMC, LSCC, Wayfarers and Yeovil MC.

The autumn Alpine Trek will be on 9 to 16 September in the Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria - based in Bansko. Judy Renshaw is the meet organiser. Pirin Adventures will do a tailor made package, including accommodation and transport etc. We intend to organise day hikes, some overnights in huts.

Latest News 2 March

The Dinner Meet was attended by around 60 members and guests at the start of February at the Inn on the Lake in Glenridding. A report with photos is now available. See our Facebook page for more photos.

Additional Meet - Philip Hands has organised an autumn meet in Strathpeffer in mid October.

Meet photos for the Ailefroide Camping Meet belatedely available.

On Saturday 14th January, Keswick Museum opened their new exhibition to the public. The exhibition includes new photographs by Henry Iddon featuring black and white images of contemporary rock climbing, landscapes and portraits. They were taken with an ultra large format antique Underwood ’Instanto’ camera previously owned and used in the early 1900’s by the pioneers of British mountain landscape and climbing photography George and Ashley Abraham. The new work is accompanied by original work by the Abraham brothers, along with equipment and items that reflect the technological changes in action sports and landscape photography.
The exhibition will be open until 12 May and the Museum is open daily from 10am to 4pm. Cost is £4.
Further details are on the Museum or George Fisher websites.

George Starkey Hut in the SAC monthly journal! Each month the Swiss Alpine Club Journal LES ALPES includes an article entitled ‘An Historic Milestone’, featuring an event which happened the same month in the past. For October 2016 the article features the George Starkey Hut, as it was inaugurated in the month of October.
Written by SAC historian Daniel Anker and translated by Pamela Harris, the article also has a link to the ABMSAC website and is accompanied by a photo of Marian Parsons, the ‘hut warden’, opening the door of the hut.

Past news

Club information

How to join us

Committee whos who

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.

For Hut bookings contact Marian Parsons