4th-30th January - Antarctica - AC Open expedition
Co-ordinator: Phil Wickens (see email address on Alpinet) See Report..
6th to12th January - Continental ice climbing at Gressonney, Italy
Accommodation has been arranged at the excellent Hotel Gressoney at a very good rate. Apart from offering over 20 easily accessible ice routes within a few minutes drive/navette bus from the hotel, there is also plenty of opportunity for all forms of skiing and other winter sports.
Travel is probably best through Turin (60 miles away). BA and Ryanair have very good prices.
Co-ordinator: Gus Morton firstname.lastname@example.org
26th January to 2nd February - Maritime Alps, Ski Mountaineering Meet - Joint with Alpine Ski Club Meet cancelled due to lack of support
The meet will be based in a gite, in or nearby St Martin Vesubie. There are plenty of mountain objectives within a few miles of St Martin Vesubie, particularly around le Boreon, which should give fine objectives and have good ski descents.
Travel by air to Nice Airport or by train from St Pancras to Nice (9 hours). Guidebook: Ski de Randonnee, Alpes du Sud; Editions Olizane, by Emmanuel Cabau & Herve Galley. Map: IGN 3741OT Vallee de la Vesubie 1:25,000
Contact John Kentish email@example.com or via Alpinet
15th/16th February - Scottish Winter Meet
A last year the meet will be held at Corran Bunkhouse. This is between Glencoe and Ben Nevis and also within easy reach of Creag Megaidh, Glen Shiel and Argour. The cost is £16 a night. For details click here
Further details and booking from Martin Gillie 0131 4401528 firstname.lastname@example.org
17th to 24th February (approx) CAF Scottish Meet,
.Following on from the succesful meet to the Calanques, eight French climbers will be joining us. The meet will be divided between the Raeburn Hut (near Laggan) 17th -21st,, the Alex Macintyre Hut (Onich) 23/24th, and an option for the CIC hut (17th - 20th).
Volunteers are required to host (Alasdair is hoping to offerr a good Scottish experience), but day/part 'tourists' are welcome to join in.
Full details from: Alasdair Buchanan 07737339693 email@example.com
9th March (note change of date) - Hogroast at Bryn Tyrch Inn - Capel Curig
The 3rd Annual President’s Hog Roast is from 7pm on Saturday 9th March. The cost is £18 per person for two courses plus tea/coffee.
This is an informal event set up to enable members to meet the President and enjoy each other’s company over good food in a convivial pub. There will be a short talk by Neil Johnson, representing the British Mountain Guides Association, as AC President Mick is forging closer links between the Club and the BMGA.
The Climbers'’ Club Hut, Helyg isa few minutes drive from the Bryn Tyrch,and has been reserved for the nights of Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March, at a cost of £7.50 a night, (non CC members rate).
Bookings for the Hog Roast and Helyg should be made through David Medcalf, 01766 512115
3rd May - May Day weekend - Derbyshire Joint Peak District Meet with ABMSAC.
Based at the Royal Oak at Hurdlow which is situated at the top of the High Peak Trail.
There is a Bunk Barn in which I have booked 12 provisional places and a campsite attached.
The cost in the barn is £15 pppn, and the campsite pitches cost £13 per night.
Dinner for those who want it will be at 8-30pm on the Saturday night. Breakfasts are available in the pub too.
If you want to stay in the barn please send Andy a deposit of £22.50, and those wishing to camp pay the £13 per night in full.
Details can be found at the website www.peakpub.co.uk .Contact the organiser Andy Burton
18th - 25th May - Glen Brittle - Joint meet with Craven Pothole Club.
This will be based in Glen Brittle Memorial Hut. Although Skye does have some caves, there are no plans for caving at present, but there will be a strong caving influence in arrangements. Cost £49. Hut details can be seen Here . Meet Co-ordinator Paul McWhinney
31st May - 2nd June, North Wales
This will be based at Cwm Glas Mawr and will coincide with the celebration of the 60th Anniversaries of the first ascents of Everest and Kangchenjunga. Co-ordinator: - Mike Pinney 01935 428131 or via Alpinet
1st - 8th June - Chamonix Mountain Festival
No age limit, no grade limit! Although this is not a formal AC meet, we are are most welcome to take part, it would be a great venue for either individuals or a party. Francoise Call will make you welcome! Don’t be put off if you do not have a climbing partner, she will do her best to sort you out. This time of year is ideal for Alpine classics, ski touring and rock climbing. Accommodation, food and lift pass have been negotiated at a rock bottom price (as a package). Help will be available to print topos of Funalps, the AC initiative in e-topos. www.chamonixmountainfestival.com Contact: Francoise Call - tel 0033 683 772619
28/29th June - New Members Meet, George Starkey Hut (ABMSAC) Patterdale
An opportunity to meet the committee and other members of the Club. Come along to climb and learn what the Club is all about. If you don't know a proposer this is your opportunity to meet up with one.
Contact & Booking: Jo Campbell
29th June - 20th July Caucasus Meet, Bezingi, Russia - Joint with the Climbers' Club
An opportunity to visit the other major and much less frequented European range of mountains in the footsteps of British pioneers like Mummery, Cockin and Freshfield. For further information click here.
Contact: Dave Wynne-Jones phone: 0117 3771992
6th - 20th July - Saas-Almagell, Switzerland. Joint meet with ABMSAC
Saas-Almagell is an excellent centre for climbs of the nearby 4000 metre peaks, with the added bonus that next summer all bus and uplift facilities in the entire Saas valley are included in the hotel price. Accommodation has been booked in the 3* Hotel Monte Moro at a cost of
SF88 pppn half board for twin rooms, all with private facilities.
Further information from Pamela Harris-Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org
20th July - 10th August - Attermenzen, Switzerland - Joint with ABMSAC, CC, FRCC & Wayfarers
Attermenzen is in the Zermatt valley half way between Randa & Tasch. This is a location we have used a number of times over the last 30 years (last time 2006). There is now a regular minibus service to Zermatt which avoids having to get to/from Tasch station.
Guide books Alpine-AC Valais East & West - only a few available, so buy soon to avoid disappointment. Issue 2 of Martin Moran’s 4000m peak guide is now available. Rock climbing - Plaisir West & SAC Valais
Co-ordinator: Mike Pinney 01935 428131 or via Alpinet
31st August - 14th September - Solden Campsite, Otztal, Austria - Joint AC/CC/FRCC/ABMSAC
Co-ordinator - Jeff Harris by text on 07816 459235
or e-mail via Alpinet
1st - 15th September - Cornwall. Joint meet with the Climbers' Club at the Count House
Rock climbing and coast walking based at Bosigran.
Co-ordinator - Ruth Chambers phone 01768 88488
Provisional date - some time in March Joint meet with Alpine Ski Club - Svaneti, Georgia
Svaneti is a remote region in West Georgia, only 15 miles or so from Elbrus on the Russian side. The villages of Mestia and Mazeri are
around 1300m, so with the peaks approaching 4000m, means that some high altitude camping at around 2000m+ for three or four days is likely. The high camp would allow 3-4 different tours from that base (so there would onlybe one big carry).
Those not keen on the high camp could do day tours from the village, however it is unlikely day tours will reach peaks or even ridges/passes
given the height differential.
Likely cost of the trip is £1500-2000 including flights (cost of flights £400-£500). Bruce has established contacted with Gia, a Tbilisi based
guide who has experience of leading Western trekkers in the summer in the Svaneti region, and winter ascents of Kazbeg and Elbrus with Eagle Ski Club members.
Indications of interest please to Bruce Packard, Mobile: 078 8195 4693
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