The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857.  For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. 

With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more! 

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8th AC Saas Aspirants meet
From Saturday 28 August 2021
To Sunday 12 September 2021
Contact Nicholas Smith
Saturday 28 August 2021
Based in the Saas Valley,  Switzerland at Hotel Schönblick and the campsite opposite, this meet is aimed primarily at Aspirant members in the 1st or 2nd Alpine season. 
The meet has 18 places, and starts with two days spent developing alpine techniques with three mountain guides, including crevasse rescue and moving together, led by AC member Owen Samuel. 
The Saas valley is flanked by numerous 4000m peaks with dozens of mixed climbs in the lower grades, and is blessed with excellent transport links.
This year’s meet coincides with the 150th anniversary of the 1st ascent of the Portjengrat by Thomas Clinton Dent, who was President of the Alpine Club 1886-89.
Contact: Nicholas Smith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.