This programme provides an opportunity for AAC(UK) members and friends to learn about, and exchange, experiences in Austria and mountains worldwide in an informal atmosphere. Please join in.  These meetings are held in two regular venues.

Regular Venues:

READING:  19.45 for 20.00 at The Conference Room, RISC, 35 – 39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS.  10 minutes walk from Reading station, parking at rear of building.  Admission:  Free for members with a current membership card; non-members and guests £3. Come and join other AAC(UK) members and friends from 18.30 in the Global Café downstairs. Food is available until 21.00 and the bar until 23.00.

LONDON SW1: 19.30 at The Civil Service Club (CSC), 13 – 15 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HJ (nearest tube station Embankment or Charing Cross).  Organised in collaboration with the Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club (ABMSAC).  Admission: Free for members with a current membership card; non-members and guests £3. Food available in a restaurant or in the bar until 19.00. Bar open until 23.00.


2017 Lectures

Wednesday September 27: First Ascents in East Greenland    –    Mike Garrett [AAC(UK)]

In 1986 and again in 1989 a group of AAC(UK) members visited Milne Island, East Greenland, and made a number of first ascents.  Mike will talk about the 1989 expedition to this remote area, and the logistics associated with this, together with images of mountains, icecaps, icebergs, flora, and fauna.   –   RISC Reading

Tuesday October 3: Snowcaps on the equator    –    Peter Payne [AC and AAC(UK)]

Africa’s three glaciated mountain areas and the world’s second biggest river and second largest tropical rainforest all lie within a few degrees of latitude of the equator.  An account of climbs on Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and the Mountains of the Moon from the 1990’s, before ‘climate change’, and of a journey ‘east along the equator’ up the Congo River, with some current updates.   –   CSC London


[Updated 12 April 2017]


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