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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Events Calendar

Mike Parsons: Insights from my half century Gear Design and Innovation Career
Tuesday 15 October 2019, 07:30pm - 09:30pm
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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Insights from my half century Gear Design and Innovation Career, working with the all time greats of the climbing world

from Brown, Whillans and Haston, to McIntyre, Littlejohn, Brailsford, Meare and more!  Mike was owner/CEO and chief innovator at Karrimor until 1996, and subsequently founder of lightweight gear company OMM. He worked closely with many of the leading mountaineers and his story recalls memorable moments of both the mountaineers and the sometimes very well known equipment that evolved from this collaboration. Some of this gear is still being used by AC members, he notes!

Venue:  The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL.
Lectures free to members.  Non-members are welcome to attend and are invited to make a donation of £3 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.
Doors Open: 7pm.  Lectures start: 7.30pm  
The Hotel has a bar serving bar food from 6pm
Location Keswick
31 Main St
CA12 5BN