PHOTOS

Photos of meets in 2014
Buffet Party, September Dolomite Via Ferrata, September Alpine Camping Meet, Cogne, July/August Alpine Hotel Meet, Pontresina, July Rhyd Ddu Meet, June Peak Meet, May Locheil Meet, Scotland, March 2014

Photos of meets in 2013
Rhyd Ddu Meet, June Locheil Meet, Scotland, March 2013
Annual Dinner Meet, Glenridding, February

Photos of meets in 2012
Tarbet Meet, Scotland, October 2012 Karwandel Trek, September
Beer Meet, Devon, September 2012 Innertkirchen Alpine Camping Meet, Switzerland, July
Gressoney la Trinite Alpine Hotel Meet, July Britannia Hut Centenary - June 2012, Journey to the Hut
Britannia Hut Centenary - June 2012, Sunday Celebrations Britannia Hut Centenary - June 2012, compare 1912 with 2012
Video of the first 30 seconds of our helicopter ride back to Saas-Fee

If you have any photographs that you would like to include please e-mail to the editor as a JPG file.

ABMSAC

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

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.
There are rock climbing and mountain biking opportunities from the front door, canoeing and sailing on Ullswater and pony trekking locally.

For Hut bookings contact Marian Parsons

Committee whos who

Members of the ABMSAC who wish to become a member of ABMSAC Limited can download and complete an application form and forward it to the Company Secretary.

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


REPORTS -2014

Buffet Party George Starkey Hut, September
Dolomiti Via Ferrata Meet Cortina dí Ampezzo, September
Alpine Hotel Meet,, Pontresina, July
Rhyd Ddu Meet, Wales, June
Locheil Meet, Scotland, March
Annual Dinner Meet, Lake District, February


ARCHIVED REPORTS
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001


HISTORICAL ARCHIVE
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.

The archived Journals starting from 1975 to the present day are available to review.


MEETS 2014

For all our UK and Alpine meets see the Programme.


Upcoming Meet

Annual Dinner is booked at the Glenridding Hotel for the weekend 7/8 February 2015.


Meets for 2015

Annual Dinner is booked at the Glenridding Hotel for the weekend 7/8 February.

Locheil Meet, based at Fassfern House on 20 - 23 March.

Snowdon Meet, based at Oread Hut, booked for 12/13 June.

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.


STOP PRESS 30 October

New Meet for 2015

Locheil Meet, based at Fassfern House on 20 - 23 March. House and cottage booked. To book contact John Dempster.


NEWS

The autumn and winter lecture series will be held at the Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1A 2HJ. Talks start at 7:30 p.m.
See News for full details. The lectures this year are as follows:
Monday, November 3 The story of an epic rescue in New Zealandís Southern Alps which made international headlines by Richard Lysons of the FRCC.
Monday, December 1 An Alpine Ski Traverse Ė The Mediterranean to Chamonix by John Kentish of the AAC.

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Peter Goodwin. He fell on the final descent from Ruinsival towards Harris on the Isle of Rum in the Scottish Highlands, on Saturday 23rd August 2014. A few hours earlier, he had talked with friends, who were doing a shorter route. By all accounts, it was a beautiful day and he passed away at a happy time in his life in the hills he loved.
Several members were able to attend the funeral at Hereford Crematorium on Friday 19th September.

Photos of the summer Alpine meets are now available along with a meet report of the Hotel based meet in Pontresina. Photos and Reports for the Beer and Scottish meets will be posted shortly

The Journal has been published and sent to members on 2 June. I hope you all enjoy the new format. Many thanks to members who have sent in articles and photos. Editor.

From April Marian Parsons has taken on the role of the Hut Booking Secretary and Ed Bramley has taken on the Membership Secratary role.

Over 250 friends and climbers met up in Yeovil on Monday 24 March for the Memorial Service for Mike Pinney. It was a sad, but uplifting service. Many thanks to all the ABM members who attended. A full obituary is in the Journal. A memorial website has been set up.



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Last Updated: 30 October 2014