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.
READING: 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: members £5.00, non-members £5.50, on door from 19.45. 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 AAC(UK), Rucksack Club (RC) and Fell & Rock (FRCC), the Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club (ABMSAC), and Tuesday Climbing Club (TCC). AAC(UK) members and guests welcome. Admission free; Food available in a restaurant or in the bar until 19.00. Bar open until 23.00.
Tuesday October 6 – Oksfjord Expedition 1970: Neil Harwood (RC).
The story of the City of Leicester Polytechnic’s climbing and scientific expedition to the ice-caps of Arctic Norway’s Oksfjord peninsula. First ascents, accidents, science, rampaging reindeer and more. – CSC London
Wednesday October 14 – 1865 and the Golden and Silver Ages of Alpinism: Hywel Lloyd [AC and AAC(UK)]
During the Golden Age in the mid 19th century, 65 first ascents were made in the Alps. This lecture will be a continuation of the celebrations honouring the Alpine pioneers being organised across the Alps this summer. The Chamonix celebrations 1865.chamonix.fr include an exhibition at the Musée Alpin 1865 and the Golden age of alpinism, to which the Alpine Club, founded in 1857, is a major contributor. – RISC Reading
Monday November 2 – At the end of the Djangart: Paul Padman [AAC(UK)]
In the summer of 2014 a group of nine climbers focused on the largely unexplored eastern end of the Djangart range in the Tien Shan region of Kyrgyzstan. Splitting into two groups they climbed a number of peaks in the area and experienced the end of the summer season! The expedition received a grant from the AAC(UK) Expedition Fund. – CSC London
Wednesday November 11 – Alpine Classic Climbs: Colin Beechey [AC and AAC(UK)]
This will be a continuation of Colin’s previous talks on a selection of Alpine climbs from various areas of the Alps. – RISC Reading
Wednesday November 25 – Climbing Mount Aspiring, New Zealand 2015: Roger Phillips [AAC(UK)]
A two week trip to Mount Aspiring National Park to climb one of New Zealand’s most beautiful and iconic mountains. – RISC Reading
Monday December 7 – Ascent of the North Face of the Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey: Simon Kemper [AAC(UK)]
The Aiguille Blanche is considered the most difficult and serious of the alpine 4000m mountains. – CSC London
[Updated 22 April 2015]