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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Terry Gifford – “Environmental crisis? Some challenges from an AC poet.”
Tuesday 15 January 2019, 07:30pm
Contact Tony Westcott & Chris Storie
Tuesday 15 January 2019

How serious an environmental crisis? Some challenges from an AC poet.

Terry is a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Writing and Environment at Bath Spa University since Jan 2011, having retired from the University of Leeds in 2004 as Reader in Literature and Environment. For twenty-one years, until 2008, he was Founding Director of the annual International Festival of Mountaineering Literature. Author of seven collections of poetry, several books of ecocriticism, a collection of climbing journalism, and editor of the complete works of John Muir in two volumes. Terry will use his poetry to critique mountain environments and "green" policies.

Location South West - Redpoint Bristol Climbing Centre
40 Winterstoke Road
Venue: Redpoint Climbing Centre is at 40 Winterstoke Road, Bristol, BS3 2NW (Tel: 0117 332 2222). Redpoint has café serving food and licensed bar. Meet for food and/or climb from 6.30pm; lectures start at 7.30pm.
The AC SW regional organisers are Tony Westcott and Chris Storie.
No charge for AC & Eagle Ski members and students. Guests are welcome and are invited to make a donation of £5 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.