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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UK Alpine Introductory Meet 2018
From Friday 08 June 2018
To Sunday 10 June 2018
Friday 08 June 2018

This is a skills meet, based at the George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, in the Lake District.

The focus will be on transferring techniques to Aspirant Members who wish to improve their alpine skills, and to Full Members in need of a refresher after a break from alpine climbing.

Informal guidance will be provided from more experienced members within the club, led by Piolet d’Or awardee, Sandy Allan.

Topics will range from what to put into your rucksack to some basic Alpine mountaineering skills


George Starkey Hut – Patterdale, NE Lake District

Getting there and away:

George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, NE Lakes

Main Road (A592), Patterdale Village, Cumbria.  Nearest Postcode: CA11 0NN

Grid Ref – NY 396162 (OS Outdoor Leisure Map No 5)

You will be responsible for your own transport but lift shares / pick-ups may be able to be arranged closer to the time.


Attendees: £30.00 for the weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) to cover the cost of accommodation and expenses of trainers.

Contact Details:  

For an application form, please contact Giles Robertson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Natalie Villarroel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Location George Starkey Hut