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 Lakeland Winter Meet 2020
From Friday 21 February 2020
To Sunday 23 February 2020
Contact Mark Stitson
Friday 21 February 2020
Alpine Club Lakeland Winter meet at the George Starkey Hut, Patterdale. 
The AC Lakeland winter meet offers the chance to join Ron Kenyon for a weekend of winter climbing / walking on his home turf.  

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 conditions on Helvellyn’s Red Tarn Face too!

10 places available and 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