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ET Compton

Edward Theodore Compton, AC member, pioneer alpinist and painter lived at a time when the Alps were being explored and many of the great routes were being opened. Nine of the club's Compton paintings are being exhibited in the lecture room at Charlotte Road until mid December. In the interests of conservation, these paintings are rarely seen so this opportunity to see some of the club's best paintings is not to be missed.

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December 2014
Congratulations and welcome to our new Associate, Aspirant and Full Members:
David Adey-Viscuso, Massimiliano Fornero, James Annear, Richard Lade, Mark McGinnis and Charles Stupart.
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2014 British Spiti Expedition

Derek Buckle (leader), Dave Broadhead, Mike Cocker and Geoff Cohen received permission to enter he Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh in September 2014.


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Area Lectures
Tuesday 13th January 2015

Team successfully made first ascents of a significant number of peaks in the Djangart area of Kyrgyzstan before attempting the 7000m Khan Tengri.

Tuesday 13th January 2015

The traditional January catch up on the adventures of 2014 including achievements of the Xmas/New Year break. Come along and show that you are still getting out there.

Wednesay 14th January 2015

Paul will be describing his recent first ascent of a new route on the north-east face of Hagshu in Kishtwar in the Indian Himalaya, climbed with Mick Fowler. Also features bears. Photo © Berghaus

Wednesay 14th January 2015

Pete has spent many years enjoying the frozen waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies. From the early steps of learning new skills to the  wild off road adventure to remote ice in the Ghost River Wilderness.  

Tuesday 20th January 2015

In this talk Derek will illustrate the opportunities available in this attractive region of the Andes and give an account of the team's achievements.