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.

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 members with a current membership card; non-members and guests £3. 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 Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club (ABMSAC).  Admission: Free for members with a current membership card; non-members and guests £3. Food available in a restaurant or in the bar until 19.00. Bar open until 23.00.

2018 Lectures 

Wednesday 26 September – RISC Reading

My First 6 Years as a Mountaineer – Maisie Hamilton Unwin 
Maisie, already a dedicated mountaineer, will describe her first years in the hills and mountains of Britain and beyond, with ascents in the four corners of Britain and the Alps from the age of four to the present day.


Tuesday 2 October – CSC London

Keeping dry, staying warm – Mike Parsons 
Mike’s talk, based on his book written with co-author Mary Rose, will give a brief history of outdoor clothing, the basic science, core technologies and modern practices, then look to the future with an explanation of emerging technologies, what to watch and wait for, what to be cautious about.

2018 Eagle Ski Club Lectures

AAC(UK) members are also invited to lectures organised by the Eagle Ski Club at Wilf’s café in Staveley, near Kendal, Cumbria. Please book well in advance (see Members Only Area).  Cost is £10 including meal, payable on the door.

The evening starts at 18.15 with a Bring & Buy, a chance to sell the ski mountaineering or mountaineering gear you no longer use:  no need to pre-book stalls, just set-up at 18.00.   A main course meal is served at 19.00, followed by the lecture at 20.00.

Wednesday 26 September – Community Action Nepal and the Original Everest Marathon


Wednesday 10 October – 2017 Sumur Valley Expedition – Derek Buckle

Oread Mountaineering Club

Members are also invited to winter lectures organised by the Oread Mountaineering Club at the Royal Oak, Ockbrook, Derby DE72 3SE.  Admission £3 for OMC members/ £5 for non-OMC members.  Please arrive a few minutes early to buy a pint and secure a seat.  The first winter lecture is on:

Tuesday 2 October

[Updated 15 May 2018]


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