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! 

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CANCELLED AC New members' meet 2021
From Friday 19 February 2021
To Sunday 21 February 2021
Contact Mark Stitson
Friday 19 February 2021
Due to the Corona virus situation this meet has been cancelled 
Alpine Club New members' meet at the George Starkey Hut, Patterdale. 
The AC New members' meet offers the chance to join members new and old at the Alpine Club’s George Starkey Hut in Patterdale.  We will be joined by Ron Kenyon for a weekend of winter climbing / walking / running on his home turf.  
Ron is a recipient of the BMC's prestigious 2020 George Band Award in recognition of the lengthy and wide-ranging voluntary work he has carried out over his lifetime.  AC, CC and SMC member, Ron is past president of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District, as well as being the clubs’s Guidebook Secretary. This provides an excellent opportunity to tap into his knowledge and enthusiasm.
There’s always a good chance that it might coincide with decent winter conditions on Helvellyn’s Red Tarn Face too!
In the event of poor weather or conditions, there will be a run around Ullswater along the Ullswater Way.
30 beds available.

There is the option of shared travel on the 21st/23rd. 
Lift shares may be available from London or Penrith (or elsewhere), for those who may wish to book cheap advance train travel.
Contact: Mark Stitson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07770338676
Location George Starkey Hut