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 Scottish Isles 2020
From Thursday 14 May 2020
To Monday 25 May 2020
Contact Nicholas Smith
Thursday 14 May 2020

Due to the Corona virus situation this meet has been cancelled

AC combined assault on the Dubh Slabs, 2019

A chance to visit the Cuillins of both Skye and Rum, with an initial weekend in Glencoe. This meet aims to take advantage of the UK’s most mountainous terrain with scrambling and rock climbing of all grades, and is one of the key meets in the Alpine Club’s diary.
This is a perfect opportunity to attempt traverses of the Skye and Rum Cuillins, with some of the most active members of the club. For most, Glencoe is en route to Skye, so the first weekend will provide a chance to enjoy climbing in the most famous of all Highland Glens. 
Book early! Lift shares may be available from London or Glasgow (or elsewhere), for those who may wish to book cheap advance train travel. There is the option to join for all or part of this meet.
Contact: Nicholas Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Scottish Isles Meet 14-25 May 2020
Thurs 14 - Sun 17 May Alex Mac Glen Coe. £13 pppn. 12 beds booked
Sun 17 May drive to Glen Brittle Campsite
Sun 17 - Fri 22 May Glen Brittle, Skye
Fri 22 May 0840-0925 car ferry Armadale to Mallaig. 1230-1350 passenger ferry Mallaig - Rum
Fri 22- Mon 25 May Rum.  Rum Cuillin
25 May 1510-1740 ferry Rum to Mallaig and drive home, or
27 May.. optional Arran extension, as last year there is the option to return south via Arran.
Camping at Glen Brittle £10 pppn. It has showers. Cannot be booked. 
Camping at Kinloch Village Campsite 10mins walk from the ferry terminal (it has showers) £6 pppn. No need to book. 
Alex Macyntyre Hut
The Alex MacIntyre Memorial Hut sleeps 16 and is located between Glencoe and Fort William, at North Ballachulish, in the Western Highlands. It is ideally located for walkers and climbers wishing to explore Ben Nevis and Glencoe.
A deposit of £50 is payable to secure a place.
Accommodation cost £102 pp for 11 nights