Meets and Tours – in the UK

If you are not yet a member but would like to take part in any of these events, you must first join the AAC(UK). Only then will you have access to the required booking information in the password-protected Members’ Area of this website.

Some of the events listed on this page are official Club events.  Others are arranged by organisations or individuals for Club members, but are not official Club events.

Meets and Tours in the UK in 2015

Oct 16 – 18: AGM Weekend: Capel Curig, Snowdonia.

Accommodation reserved at Plas y Brenin, National Mountain Centre LL24 0ET. Ideal base for attending the 2015 AGM and participating in outdoor and training activities in Snowdonia. Snowdon, the Glyderau, the Carneddau and the Moelwyns are all within easy range of the Centre. Outdoor activities include: member-led mountain bike excursions, and mountain, ecology and history walks. Training activities include: mountain bike promotion; rope skills and rock climbers workshop; first aid; navigation by GPS. The AGM will be held late Saturday afternoon and is followed by dinner.

Nov 27 – 29: Weekend: Coniston, Lake District

Weekend staying at Low House Climbing Hut in Coniston village. Surrounding hills include Coniston Old Man, Swirl How, Wetherlam and Dow Crag. Dow Crag offers scrambling routes. Day walk on Saturday 28th (see Day Walks). Saturday evening meal in a local pub or restaurant.

Dec 11 – 13: Weekend: Buxton, Derbyshire

Annual Christmas Dinner meet. The dinner will take place in The Old Hall Hotel, Buxton. Accommodation needs to be booked on an individual basis. Buxton is on the eastern side of the High Peak and there are numerous walks possibilities both nearby and further afield. There should be walks arranged on both days. Buxton is a Spa town so members will find plenty of interest aside from walks.

Meets and Tours in the UK in 2016

Jan 15 – 17 2016: Weekend: Waunfawr, near Llanberis, Snowdonia

Weekend staying at the Chamois Mountaineering Hut, Waunfawr (off the road towards Llanberis). Snowdon, Glyderau and Nantlle ridge within easy reach. Winter conditions possible, but not guaranteed.

February 12 – 14: Patterdale, Lake District

20 places at the George Starkey Hut. Ideal for Helvellyn range and eastern fells. £20 for 2 nights self-catering.

Feb 14 – 21: Killin, Scotland

Training in Winter mountaineering, Ski touring, snow shoeing and navigation with opportunities to practice and consolidate skills in the follow-up meet while climbing nearby Munros or other hills. Training provided by qualified instructors. Self-catering accommodation (£88 for 7 nights).

Apr 2 – 9: Torridon, Scotland

A week staying in chalets at Kinlochewe. Glen Torridon stretches for 11 miles from Kinlochewe to the coastline along Loch Gairloch and Loch Torridon. Four classic mountains, Benn Eighe, Liathach, Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg, are grouped in the southern half where the sculptured sandstone and the broken rims of quartzite along the higher crests forms a distinctive skyline. Much of Torridon is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and includes the Bienn Eighe Reserve. There are excellent scrambling possibilties on many of the tops including the traverse of the ridges of Liatach and Beinn Eighe. In winter conditions, which are likely at this time of year, both traverses are major mountaineering expeditions. Members attending this meet must be used to using ice axe and crampons and be able to navigate in poor visibility.

April 22 – 24: Weekend – Upper Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales

Weekend staying in well-equipped barn at Hubberholme. A great walking area with potential walks along the Pennine Way, the Dales Way and possible ascents up Buckden Pike and other hills. The barn has four bedrooms with bunk beds, a drying room, showers, wash-rooms and toilets downstairs. On the first floor is a kitchen with fridge and cookers, plus a large dining and recreation room in traditional Dales style giving magnificent views of Langstrothdale.

May 6 – 10: Glenfeshie, Scotland

12 places at Milehouse Hut near Kincraig. Western and northern Cairngorm and Monadhliath hills nearby, as is delightful Glenfeshie. £40 for 4 nights self-catering.

Jun 4 – 12: Cuillin Ridge, Skye

A week of hard scrambling, rock-climbing and an opportunity to traverse the whole ridge in one day. Self-catering accommodation in Glenbrittle.

Jun 11 – 13: Moelwynion – Carneddau traverse, Snowdonia

3 day backpacking trip from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Conwy, 35 miles. A challenging, but rewarding tour though fine backpacking country. Train or car to the start point.

Sept (to be confirmed): Mourne and Sperrin mountains, Northern Ireland

Ten-day, two venue meet. Walk the two mountain groups and visit the Giant’s Causeway and Rathlin Island. Possible dates September 3-14.

The AAC (UK) recognises that climbing, hill and country walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

Under the Club rules, the Club, its officers, committee members and persons acting on behalf of the Club cannot be held liable for any loss or injury occurring to any participant while taking part in its activities.

The above programme of meets and tours provides an opportunity for members to take part in a wide variety of events, in the UK.

[Updated 30 September 2015]

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