The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857. For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration.
With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more!
Detail: The fantastic Arran Granite provides some of the finest scenery and mountaineering in the UK. The Rosa Pinnacle dominates the head of Glen Rosa and sports one of the finest mountaineering routes in the UK (South Ridge Direct), which every UK mountaineer should do at least once in their lifetime! There are also many other excellent rock climbing objectives and the Cir Mhor traverse (Mod) is one of the finest ridge traverses outside of the Cuillin. The signs of previous glaciations are clear to see on many of the mountains and have left behind a fine landscape of glaciated slabs and pyramidal peaks that make for excellent fell walking too. Arran provides a fantastic mixture of landscapes that is like a blend of Skye, The Lake District and some of the Dark Peak too!
Location: The convenient (although very basic) Glen Rosa campsite is ideally situated for easy access to the excellent mountaineering and rock climbing objectives in Glen Rosa and so this will be the base for the meet. A large mess tent should ensure a sociable atmosphere. Those with a more flexible budget can book themselves into the Brodick bunkhouse (just opened) with a more luxurious price tag to match! (http://www.brodickbunkhouse.co.uk/)
Cost: £4 pppn for the campsite. £25 pppn for the bunkhouse.