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 £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.
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 28th – My Favourite Austrian Hutting Route: Pam Hamer and Anthony Jones [AAC(UK)]
Do you have a memorable walking, climbing or skiing route in Austria? Do you have a favourite hut? This is an opportunity to encourage others to enjoy the best of our Club membership benefits. The routes can be shown on the screen or you can do it yourself by giving a short presentation on the day. Nothing formal, we are just aiming for a fruitful discussion to motivate us to start planning for our summer trips. A few pretty pictures of the routes are welcome! - RISC Reading
Tuesday February 3rd – Wadi Rum: Judy Renshaw and Don Hodge [TCC]
A Journey to Jordan with a trekking company to the desert of Wadi Rum and the world heritage site of Petra. - CSC London
Wednesday February 11th – Members evening
Don’t be shy! Bring your own pictures taken in the mountains worldwide or in the British hills to share with other members and guests. - RISC Reading
Wednesday February 25th – Africa along the Equator: Peter Payne [AC and AAC(UK)]
Tropical ice and the Congo River around 1990. Explorations of Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Ruwenzori (The Mountains of the Moon) and a journey up the Congo River made between 1986 and 1992 with some updates to our yet more climatically challenged times. - RISC Reading
Tuesday March 3rd – In the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon: Pamela Harris-Andrews (ABMSAC)
Treks and travels in Bhutan – CSC London
Wednesday March 25th – Rocky Mountains and Caucasus Russia: Alan Schofield [AAC(UK)]
Walking peaks in Rocky Mountain national park (Colorado) including the ascent of Longs Peak, and also in the Caucasus mountains. - RISC Reading
Thursday March 26 – Columbia: John Hardwick [AAC(UK)]
Joint meeting with Gwent Mountaineering Club. John will describe a Christmas 2012 trek around the Cocoy National Park at the northern end of the Colombia’s Cordillera Orientale with an aborted attempt on Ritacuba Blanca 5410m, the highest summit in the range. 20.00h in the Goytre Village Hall, Newtown Road, Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AW. Grid reference SO323046. Admission free.
[Updated 01 February 2015]