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!Join Us
You may remember the superb account given by our member Douglas Anderson in 2011 when he described his epic adventure to Patagonia in a small boat built out of sand, cement and chicken wire, where on arrival, they were not applauded but thrown in jail and then deported. Douglas has since then had a huge connection with Greenland where he now has a home and tonight he will describe the Anderson Family’s East Greenland Voyages - the First 40 Years.
Included in the packed programme will be mountain exploration, first ascents, glacier travel, polar bear encounters, toddling to summits with toddlers, pack ice navigation, owning your own home in Greenland etc etc.
Surely one talk not to miss!
This lecture is held in conjunction with the SMC and JMCS 07:30pm start
The venue is the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JL..