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: 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 the 2016/17 winter season only). 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.
Wednesday September 28 – A dust up with Aconcagua: Noel Withers [AAC(UK) and CC]
An audio visual of the trials and tribulations of an expedition to Argentina to climb ‘the windy mountain’ over Christmas and New Year 2015/16 in what one local described as ‘the worst summer for 20 years’ – RISC Reading
Tuesday October 4 – Muzkol Expedition – Tajikistan 2015: George Cave [AAC(UK)]
In 1940, a Soviet military officer visited the AkBaikal valley in the Muzkol range, gazed up at five peaks on the ridgeline and declared “the passage of this route would have done credit to any master mountaineer”. So in 2015 a team of five set out to try and prove themselves as master mountaineers. In a two and half week trip they successfully climbed four new routes but a traverse of the ridge line itself eluded them since it proved to be a chossy, fractured mess more suited to master levitators than climbers – CSC London
Wednesday October 12 – tbc:
Monday November 7 – 150 years of the History of Skiing: Mike Parsons (ABMSAC)
Mike has 50 years’ experience of mountain travel including ski, alpine, Nordic and dogs – CSC London
[Updated 18 May 2016]