Lectures

Here is a list of lectures at the Alpine Club. Select additional pages using the numbers at the bottom.

The lectures provide a good opportunity for AC members to meet one another and exchange news, views and information. New members and prospective members are particularly welcome. Prospective members are asked to contact the AC office before attending. Lectures start at 7:30pm in general

For the lectures in London, non-members are asked to register their attendance in advance by contacting the office at admin@alpine-club.org.uk  (please note that a donation is requested on entry)

Anyone who has had an interesting trip and would be prepared to lecture is invited to contact the AC Office or the organisers.

Each event includes a clickable map with the address of the venue.

Events Calendar

Julian Freeman-Attwood: The Great Mongolian Rescue
Tuesday 18 February 2020, 07:30pm - 09:30pm
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Tuesday 18 February 2020

The story of the long and complicated rescue of Lindsay Griffin, accomplished against all the odds in Outer Mongolia’s Altai Range in 1992.  Lindsay’s is one of the great survival tales in the vein of Joe Simpson’s 'Touching the Void’.  

Julian’s team, comprised of Lindsay and Ed Webster, were the first western climbing team into the Tabun Bogdo range after the breakup of the Soviet Union and the talk also covers the expeditions' successful first ascents before the accident.  

The Mongolian helicopter pilot was subsequently awarded the Queen’s medal for the part he played in the rescue, when he illegally flew into the Chinese territory and into the south side of the Altai Mountain Range.

Julian Freeman-Attwood (left) and Ed Webster in the Tavan Bogdo range of the Mongolian Altai mountains on the borders of China and Russia.  Photo: Lindsay Griffin

Julian and Lindsay on summit Huithen.  Photo: Ed Webster

Lindsay Griffin in helicopter 

Venue:  The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL.

 
Lectures free to members.  Non-members are welcome to attend and are invited to make a donation of £3 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.
 
Doors Open: 7pm.  Lectures start: 7.30pm  
The Hotel has a bar serving bar food from 6pm
Location Keswick
31 Main St
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5BN