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.
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Last Updated: 15 February 2017
A mountaineering club with a strong interest in UK and alpine activities
The 2017 Meets Programme is now available.
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.
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 15 February
Additional Meet - Philip Hands has organised an autumn meet in Strathpeffer in mid October.
The Dinner Meet was attended by around 60 members and guests last weekend at the Inn on the Lake in Glenridding. A report and photos will be available soon. See our Facebook page for some photos.
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.
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.
How to join us
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.
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.
For Hut bookings contact Marian Parsons