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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EDINBURGH LECTURE. Jamie Goodhart of the AC
Tuesday 09 February 2016, 07:30pm
Contact Des Rubens
Tuesday 09 February 2016


Fresh Footsteps in Antarctica

In January 2013 Jamie Goodhart and six other climbers from the Alpine Club set off from Argentina in a chartered sixty foot yacht. The compass was pointed south and the aim was to cross the Drake Passage and land on the Antarctica peninsular.  

A week later the team landed by gigantic ice cliffs, where the Trooz glacier meets the sea and skied into an unexplored glacial system towards the mountains. When they could no longer ski they walked and when they could no longer walk, they climbed. Come along to see what gems were climbed.


This photographic lecture will cover sailing, skiing, exploratory mountaineering and the wildlife encountered by the expedition.


Location Edinburgh
7 Victoria Street