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!Becoming a Member
Jasmin holds the women's records for the UK's three premier 24-hour mountain running challenges - the Bob Graham Round in England's Lake District, Scotland's Ramsay Round and the Paddy Buckley Round in Wales. And on 17 January this year she crossed the finish line of the daunting Spine Race in a record 83 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds becoming the first woman to win it, smashing the course record by 12 hours and finishing 10 miles ahead of the next competitor! The gruelling route sees competitors run the full Pennine Way carrying their own kit throughout, and takes in the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines before runners cross Hadrian's Wall and head into Northumberland's Cheviot Hills. During the four-day ordeal, she had just over seven hours of rest time, during which she had to eat, sleep, deal with kit - and also breastfeed her daughter!
This alternative use for the hills should form a wonderful talk and I hope we will have a good turn out to welcome Jasmin who is a truly a world-class athlete.
Quaker Meeting House located at 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL.
Lectures start at 7.30pm
The pre-lecture tradition of entertaining the speaker before the talks continues this season. If you would like to join the guest and those from the Alpine Club, Edinburgh Section of the Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland or the Scottish Mountaineering Club before-hand, for a meal then please contact Tim or Zoe before-hand to book a place. Howie’s Restaurant a few doors away from the QMH is the usual preferred venue.