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AC member and keen photographer Colin Beechey has enjoyed over 40 alpine holidays. This lecture, the 5th given by Colin in recent years, will describe a further selection of Alpine climbs mainly in the AD to D grades, on mountains above and below 4000m, in all regions of the Alps. As we all know, successful Alpine climbing needs luck with the weather, partners, fitness and conditions. Colin will describe climbs where these factors have played a part and have given a mixture of easy days, long days, failures and epics! Hopefully Colin’s talk will be a relaxing contrast to the recent Club lectures of heroic deeds in far off places.