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News - Meets

Meets News

Successful Summer meet of Rendez-vous Hautes Montagnes in Langdale

Back in July, 66 women from all over Britain and Europe gathered in Langdale to meet with old and new friends and climb together in the heart of the Lake District. The 9 day meet of the Rendez-vous Hautes Montagnes got off to a great start with the evening reception on 13th July and the weather for the first four and a half days was fine and dry. Climbers visited many of the crags throughout Langdale during this early period, with climbs made on the valley's lower crags and higher crags including Dow, Pavey Arc and Gimmer.

AC Tatra Meet 2020

After two successful winter trips to the Tatra Mountains, I would like to invite the Alpine Club members to visit those small but interesting mountains once again in 2020. However, this time I would like to make a slight change to the character and objective of the meet…