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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7th AC Saas Aspirants meet
From Saturday 29 August 2020
To Sunday 13 September 2020
Contact Nicholas Smith
Saturday 29 August 2020
29th August to 13th September 2020
Based in the Saas Valley,  Switzerland at Hotel Schönblick and the campsite opposite, this meet is aimed primarily at Aspirant members in the 1st or 2nd Alpine season. 
The meet has 18 places, and starts with two days spent developing alpine techniques with three mountain guides, including crevasse rescue and moving together, led by AC member Owen Samuel. 
The Saas valley is flanked by numerous 4000m peaks with dozens of mixed climbs in the lower grades, and is blessed with excellent transport links.
Contact: Nicholas Smith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.