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

CANCELLED Late Summer Lakes Meet
From Friday 18 September 2020
To Sunday 20 September 2020
Contact Dave Broadhead
Friday 18 September 2020
Due to the Corona virus situation this meet has been cancelled 


Late summer Lakes meet at George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, Lake District.

This meet is an opportunity for members to give something back to the mountains by bringing together our rope skills and climbing techniques with the objectives of the John Muir Trust and Natural England in surveying and reintroducing threatened plant species to Lake District cliffs. Depending on weather and numbers, help is required planting montane willows on areas of crag above Red Tarn where access may require rope security. Further afield, help is needed in dealing with unwanted conifer regeneration on Pillar at the head of Ennerdale and there is further planting required on the Thirlmere side of Helvellyn.

On Saturday evening we will have a “pot luck supper” so please bring either a main course or dessert to share. After dinner we will have an informal slide show so please bring a memory stick with a maximum of twenty pictures of your recent activities in the hills.

Other than the Saturday evening meal, you need to supply your own food. The hut is booked for participants for the Friday and Saturday nights. If you plan to arrive a few days earlier or stay on longer, please book these extra nights through the website.

Lift shares may be available from London or Penrith (or elsewhere).

Friday 18th September 2019 - Sunday 20th September 2020


Contact Details:

For further details contact the coordinator:

Dave Broadhead  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location George Starkey Hut