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: 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.

Lectures 2016

Wednesday January 27 – 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. – RISC Reading

Tuesday February 2 – Falling and other Mountain Journeys: Martin Cooper (FRCC)

Reflections on a lifetime spent in the mountains, including the aftermath and consequences of falling. – CSC London

Wednesday February 10 – Where did you go in 2015?

An opportunity to share your mountain adventures of 2015, or indeed earlier, with other members. If you know in advance that you would like to make a presentation, a brief e-mail or call to Janet (for contact details see Members pages of this website) would be helpful. Alternatively just come to hear about other people’s exploits and maybe glean ideas for future adventures! All welcome. – RISC Reading

Wednesday February 24 – The Alpine Plants of the Austrian Tyrol: Alan Schofield [AAC(UK)]

Wherever Alan goes in the mountains he is a keen observer, and great photographer, of flora and fauna. On several visits to the Austrian Tyrol, mainly walking up mountains and passes in the Stubai area, he has accumulated many photos of Alpine plants and more. – RISC Reading

Tuesday March 1 – Ethiopia, its history and the Simien mountains: Peter Clarkson (TCC)

An account of a two part trip to Ethiopia: First a tour of much of the history of the country that accepted Christianity a few years ahead of the Roman Empire!  Then an eight-day trek through the Simien Mountains. – CSC London

Lectures are usually organised for the autumn and winter months only, details of which will appear later in the year.

[Updated 02 February 2016]

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