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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CANCELLED UK Alpine Introductory Meet - Lake District
From Friday 29 May 2020
To Sunday 31 May 2020
Contact Nigel Buckley
Friday 29 May 2020
29th to 31st May
Due to the Corona virus situation this meet has been cancelled
Meeting on the Friday evening at the hut, this is a skills transfer meet, based at the George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, in the Lake District over the Saturday and Sunday.
The focus will be on transferring techniques to Aspirant Members who wish to improve their alpine skills, and to Full Members in need of a refresher after a break from alpine climbing.

Informal guidance will be provided from more experienced members within the club, such as Nick Kekus, Sandy Allan, Victor Saunders and Rob Collister (the team will be confirmed nearer the time). .

Topics will range from what to put into your rucksack to some basic Alpine mountaineering skills


George Starkey Hut – Patterdale, NE Lake District

Getting there and away:

George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, NE Lakes

Main Road (A592), Patterdale Village, Cumbria.  Nearest Postcode: CA11 0NN

Grid Ref – NY 396162 (OS Outdoor Leisure Map No 5)

You will be responsible for your own transport but lift shares / pick-ups may be able to be arranged closer to the time.


Attendees: £30 for the weekend (Fri and Sat nights) to cover the cost of accommodation and some communal food.


Reservations essential. Please send any queries and your application form to:

Nigel Buckley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and John da Silva This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application form

Information sheet

Cheques sent to Nigel Buckley at: Alpine Club Library, 55/56 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3QF



Location George Starkey Hut