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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From Sunday 28 February 2021
To Sunday 07 March 2021
Contact Gordon Chisholm
Sunday 28 February 2021
Due to the Corona virus situation this meet has been cancelled

.. In the footsteps of Cassin and Bonatti. The Lake Como meet is based at the historic Carlo Porta hut (, located in the Grigna Mountains (Gruppo delle Grigne, Grigna Meridionale 2,177M, Grigna Settentrionale 2,410M) above Lecco.
It gives easy access by foot and by car to a variety of possibilities, including low level south-facing crags (corno del medale, zucco dell'angelone) for rock climbing in T shirts and shorts. Higher up on the northern side are snow and ice climbs, including the "Wailing Wall" - 1600M height gain.
There is a wide choice of rock climbing of all grades and snow / ice climbs from F to TD+.
Italian hospitality included, and if there is bad weather visits to Milan, Bergamo etc or a boat ride on the lake. 
The cost of the hut is 50 Euros per day half board. Up to 16 participants are welcome.
Contact: Gordon Chisholm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.