We are a national UK mountaineering club with a strong interest in alpine mountaineering. As you can see from our meets programme and reports we are an active club, with a diverse and well attended range of meets. How to join us
If you have a change of address or e mail please let Mike Goodyer know. This will ensure that we can forward Newsletters etc to you.
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/insurance in the UK is the BMC
George Starkey Hut
The hut is in Patterdale near Ullswater, at the heart of the Lake Districtís 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.
The hut has up to 20 places that are bookable by clubs and groups and a members room with eight places.
For Hut bookings contact Marian Parsons
Running of the Hut as a Limited Company
The original lease on the George Starkey Hut was negotiated back in 1974. It was decided by the Club Committee that the lease should be held in the name of a Limited Company, the ABMSAC Ltd. The Company was set up as a Company Limited by Guarantee with the Guarantee value set at £10 per member. Current membership is around 80 from the ABMSAC and TCC.
A new 30 year lease was signed in December 2014 and it is appropriate to review membership of the Company. If you would like to become a member please complete an application form and forward it to the Company Secretary.
If you have any questions about the constitution of the Company and how it operates please contact James Baldwin, full details are in the latest Journal.
May Day meet, Hurdlow, Derbyshire, May
New Members Meet, Patterdale, April
Fassfern Meet, Scotland, March
Annual Dinner Meet, Lake District, February
Buffet Party George Starkey Hut, September
Dolomiti Via Ferrata Meet Cortina dí Ampezzo, September
Beer Meet, Devon, September
Alpine Hotel Meet, Pontresina, July
Rhyd Ddu Meet, Wales, June
Locheil Meet, Scotland, March
Annual Dinner Meet, Lake District, February
To start the archive off we have a copy of the "Inauguration of the Cabane Britannia, 1912.
The archived Journals starting from 1975 to 2008 are available to review.
For all our UK and Alpine meets see the Programme.
Rhyd Ddu, Oread Club Hut, North Wales on 12 - 14 June.
Meets for 2015
Alpine Hotel Meet will be based in Madonna Di Campiglio in the Brenta Dolomites from 11 to 18 July. A fact sheet is available from the Meet Leader.
Alpine Camping Meet will be in Argentiere from 18 July - 8 August. Factsheet now available.
Hut to Hut High Level Traverse, Mattertal, Switzerland from September 5-13. Meet full
New Meet at Braemar over weekend October 30 to November 1.
STOP PRESS 10 June
The 2015 Journal is being despatched to members this week.
Please note that the Alpine Reunion Meet will be over the weekend 25-27 September.
Report for Hurdlow Meet now available. Photos will be posted soon.
Nepal Earthquake Appeal. Following the shocking events in Nepal the Committee decided to send a donation the Shelter Box to provide help to those in need in Nepal. Shelter Box have acknowledged our donation.
It is with regreat that I have to tell you that Les Swindin died on 5 May. He has been a member of the since 1970 and was well known to the attendees of the Alpine Camping Meet. Les was the editor of the AC Alpine Guidebooks for over 20 years. Condolences to his family.
On Tuesday, March 3, the last lecture of the Winter Series in London was presented by our own Pamela Harris. Her presentation "In the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon - treks and travels in Bhutan" was very informative and Pamela had some lovely photos. The presentation covered two trips to Bhutan, which have neen covered in recent Journals. Many thanks Pamela.Annual Dinner Weekend, 6 to 8 February - Over forty members and friends spent an enjoyable weekend in the Glenridding/Patterdale valley. A full report now available.
Opening of bouldering wall in memory of Mike Pinney.
The Guide books "Walking in Provence" by Janette Norton (see book reviews) are available at a 25% discount to members.
The terrace at the Britannia Hut has been upgraded and repaired.
We have book reviews on Walking in Provence by Janette Norton and Mountain Views by Robert Hoare.
Last Updated: 10 June 2015