Photos of meets in 2013
Photos of meets in 2012
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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
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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.
Braemar Meet, Scotland, October
Beer Meet, East Devon, October
Mattertal Trek, Switzerland, September
Alpine Camping Meet, Argentiere, July/August
Alpine Hotel Meet, Madonna di Campiglio, July
Rhyd Ddu Meet, Wales, June
May Day meet, Hurdlow, Derbyshire, May
New Members Meet, Patterdale, April
Fassfern Meet, Scotland, March
Annual Dinner Meet, Lake District, February
For all our UK and Alpine meets see the Programme.
Annual Dinner and AGM at the Inn on the Lake, Glenridding over the weekend 5 - 7 February.
Meets for 2016
Scotland Meet Fassfern House near Glenfinnan over the weekend 11 - 14 March.
New Members Meet at the George Starkey Hut in early April.
The Hotel Alpine Meet in Cogne for the first week of July 2016 is now full.
The Joint Alpine Camping Meet, will be in Ailefroide, Ecrin, France 16 July to 6 August. Contact Kieth Lambley to book onto the meet.
LATEST NEWS 27 JANUARY
The Derbyshire Meet will be at the Royal Oak, Hurdlow on 29 April to 2 May.
The Loch Lomond Meet will be in Tarbet on 14 to 17 October. 16 July to 6 August.
This year there will be two joint ABM/TCC meets based at the George Starkey Hut. The first meet will be August 17 - 21 and the second meet is between Christmas and New Year, December 28 - January 2. Details will be posted later.
BMC multiple membership refund form If you are a paid up member of more than one BMC affiliated organisation, you can reclaim the additional membership payments you have made. To claim a refund, please complete the form.
Details of the Annual Dinner were sent to members in November. It is still posssible to book the dinner with Brooke.
George Starkey Hut and ĎStorm Desmondí
We are pleased to report no damage to the hut at all and maybe it was fortunate that all roof light windows (phase 1 of the update project) had just been replaced.
New Members Meet at George Starkey Hut in April 2016. Next April Mary Eddowes will be organising another meet for new members. Details will be available in the near future.
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.
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Last Updated: 27 January 2016