Lectures

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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. If you would like to join in we would love to see you there.  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. *From now on there are no free parking spaces at the rear of RISC. Please see the photo of the notice about the new arrangements. NB payment is by mobile phone only. Parking in nearby streets is free after 8pm.  For street parking before 8pm payment at the parking meters by cash, card or mobile phone is possible. Also, beware the new Southbound bus lane in London Street!

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.

Wednesday 25 September: Exploration of Unclimbed Peaks in Kyrgyzstan – Jon Burgess – RISC Reading

In 2018, Jon travelled with Rob Reynolds to the Kuiluu range, part of the Tien Shan in South Eastern Kyrgyzstan. It was their first mountaineering expedition to the greater ranges. Jon will talk about their experience exploring the Oroy valley and their journey through this amazing country.

 

Tuesday 1 October: Kärnten/Carinthia, our home Land – Barbara Čimžar and Daniel Kleber –  CSC London

Austria, Slovenia and Italy meet at the southern border of Carinthia; the Karawanken and Julischen Alpen once divided them, nowadays this mountain range connects them through their exceptional interest in nature! Barbara and Daniel will talk about their home, focusing on tripartite projects linking people together; about the history that made this area what it is today and the impressions they have gained over the years while exploring their identity!


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 from September to December each year.  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.

No lectures currently planned


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.

No lectures currently planned


Rucksack Club

AAC(UK) Members are invited to winter lectures organised by the Rucksack Club at the Heaton Moor Sports Club SK4 2NF.  7.30 pm start, bar and raffle.  Rucksack Club Members £4, non-members £8: tickets on the door.

No lectures currently planned


[Updated 01 May 2019]

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