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 January 25: Damavand: Skiing in Iran: George Cave [AAC(UK)]
Holidays to Iran are uncommon, ski touring there more uncommon still. In April 2015, a group of five set out to explore beyond the news headlines for a ski mountaineering trip to the country’s highest peak: Damavand, 5671m. The challenge of conforming to the country’s diplomatic quirks was as exciting as the effort of skiing gracefully at altitude and we all returned with a much changed perspective on this enigmatic Persian nation – RISC Reading
Tuesday February 7: The West Ridge of Taulliraju, Peru: Rose Pearson [AAC(UK)]
After two years of planning, a recent expedition to Peru culminated in the first ascent of the often tried West Ridge of Taulliraju by two independent kiwi teams. The route was climbed on its second attempt in alpine style over four days. The two parties met on the summit after climbing separately and descended together. This was just one of four first ascents made on Taulliraju by the twelve members of the expedition, which included several young members the New Zealand Alpine Team, a youth development program – CSC London
Wednesday February 22: Alpine Flowers and Mountains of Norway and Northern Britain: Alan Schofield [AAC(UK)]
Over many years Alan visited the mountains of northern Britain and southern Norway photographing the alpine plants and mountain scenery, including ascents of several significant Norwegian summits – RISC Reading
Tuesday March 7: Trekking in Peru plus a few extras: Judy Renshaw (TCC)
– CSC London
Wednesday March 22: Details to be announced later
– RISC Reading
[Updated 10 January 2017]