Alpine Club Symposia
The Alpine Club hosts symposia from time to time, covering a wide range of mountain regions, with the aim of encouraging exploration and climbing. Organised by members of The Alpine Club, this event focuses on the mountains of a particular area, or on a specific aspect of mountaineering. Each symposium runs for a whole day and is typically held at a weekend in the Lake District, North Wales or the Peak District. During the day experts on the subject, including top mountaineers from around the world, give a series of illustrated presentations, creating an event that is both informative and inspiring. Take a look at the impressive list of speakers at recent and forthcoming symposia to see why these events are so popular. The symposia are usually open to members (at a discount) and non-members.
Symposia are particularly useful for anyone planning an expedition or looking for new places to visit. Many expeditions have started in the bar after a symposium; but be warned: these events can be dangerously inspirational!
The AC usually arranges discount at a hotel or books a climbing hut for members to stay during the weekend, and organises a dinner.. Being located in a climbing area, many members climb together on the Sunday, making for an enjoyable weekend.
2014 Symposium, November 29th at Palace Hotel, Buxton
"How to Do It":
How to Plan and Organise a Mountaineering Expedition
The symposium takes a practical view on how to organise, fund, plan and execute a mountaineering trip to the Alps or the Greater Ranges. The symposium will feature a panel of experienced alpinists who have been there and done it, together with a selection of speakers who will cover most aspects involved in carrying out a mountaineering expedition.
PREVIOUS SYMPOSIA These are as originally published and are not necessarily precise records of what took place.
2013 (November 30th) 2013 Symposium - The European Alps The Palace Hotel - Buxton. Saturday 30th November 9.00am.European Alps
2012 (December 1st) Mountains of the Ex USSR
2011: (November 26th): China
2007: (February 3rd): 150 Years of the Alpine Club
2006: (September 30th): UIAA Climbing & Mountain Medicine
2005: (December 3rd): East of the Himalaya
2004: (November 27th): South America
2003: (November 29th): Mountains of Canada
2003: (December 6th): Ski Mountaineering
2001: (December 1st): Climbing in Nepal
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