This programme provides an opportunity for AAC(UK) members and friends to learn about, and exchange, experiences in Austria and mountains world wide in an informal atmosphere. Please join in.
Lectures in 2014
Wednesday September 24: World of Ice: Ted Grey BEM [Guest of AAC(UK)]
Ted will go into various aspects of the effects of ice on topography and climate, covering ice ages, what is ice, how it ‘behaves’, well illustrated by pictures of glaciers from some 14 countries from Svalbard to Antarctica. Venue: RISC – Reading.
Tuesday October 7: Trekking in Patagonia, Torres del Paine Circuit: Dave Beer [TCC]
Venue: CSC London
Wednesday October 29: Long Distance Mountain Views: Trefor Beese [Gwent MC]
Trefor, who has given talks at Reading on his 4000m exploits, will give a talk on “how far can you see from a summit” showing examples in the UK and Alps taken with a variety of cameras and focal length lenses. Venue: RISC – Reading.
Monday November 3: Rescue in New Zealand: Richard Lysons [FRCC]
The story of an epic rescue in New Zealand’s Southern Alps which made international headlines. Venue: CSC London.
Wednesday November 26: Rock Climbs in Jordan, The Lofoten Islands and an ascent of Mt Kenya: Pete Finklaire, Roger Phillips and Simon Laker [AAC(UK)]
Pete Finklaire gave a spectacular visual presentation 2 years ago to the AAC(UK) at Reading on hard classic rock climbs in the Dolomites and in Yosemite. This evening he will be joined by Roger Phillips and Simon Laker to give an illustrated talk on equally spectacular and stunning climbs in the hot dry Jordan (Wadi Rum) and the somewhat colder and much wetter Lofoten Islands in Norway. A mountaineering ascent of Mt Kenya will also be described. So please do not miss this excellent opportunity to experience these heart stopping climbs. ‘Click here for more details’ Venue: RISC – Reading.
Monday December 1st: An Alpine Ski Traverse – The Mediterranean to Chamonix: John Kentish [AC and AAC(UK)]
John will be talking about a traverse, mostly on skis, from Menton on the Mediterranean to Chamonix, a distance of 530km with 35,000 metres of ascent. It was undertaken in early 2014, by a party of three, without using any mechanical uplift. The first part was dogged by poor weather, whiteout conditions and snow, but later more stable conditions enabled easier progress. It proved more adventurous than anticipated, with few other people encountered on route. Venue: CSC London
These meetings are held in two regular venues:
RISC 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 £4.00, non-members £4.50, 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. Contact: Janet Britnell (Telephone number in Members’ Area).
CSC LONDON SW1: 19.30 at The Civil Service Club (CSC), 13 – 15 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HJ (nearest tube stations Embankment or Charing Cross). Organised in collaboration with the AAC(UK), Rucksack Club (RC), Fell & Rock Club (FRCC), the Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club (ABMSAC), and the Tuesday Climbing Club (TCC). AAC(UK) members and guests welcome. Admission free. Food is available in the restaurant or in bar until 19.00. Bar open until 23.00. Contact: Neil Harwood, 07750 871324
[Updated 19 November 2014]