Alpine Club 2019

Event Date: 24 September 2019 - 01 January 0001 Location: The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL

Venue: The Greta Suite of the Skiddaw Hotel, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BL

Doors Open: 7pm. Lectures Start: 7.30pm.

The lectures are free to AC Members. Non-members are welcome to attend for a suggested donation of £3 to the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.

Tuesday 24th September

Jim Gregson: The Rapidly Changing Arctic; followed by an open discussion on Climate Change, facilitated by Grace Hurford.

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Looking north towards Petermann Berg, the dark pyramid to the right, taken at 1.00am. Photo: Jim Gregson

Jim Gregson presents his slideshow of numerous expeditions to Greenland 1991-2018, including his latest to North Liverpool Land in 2018, which highlights changes to the Arctic as a result of climate change; followed by an open discussion on the effect of climate change in mountain regions, and initiatives being considered by the new Green Group, the Environment and Sustainability Panel, facilitated by Grace Hurford, a Green Group member.

Tuesday 15th October

Mike Parsons: Insights from my half century Gear Design and Innovation Career, working with the all time greats of the climbing world. 

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From Brown, Whillans and Haston, to McIntyre, Littlejohn, Brailsford, Meare and more! Mike was owner/CEO and chief innovator at Karrimor until 1996, and subsequently founder of lightweight gear company OMM. He worked closely with many of the leading mountaineers and his story recalls memorable moments of both the mountaineers and the well-known equipment that evolved from this collaboration.

Wednesday 13th November - Tom Livingstone

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Tom’s passion for trad, winter and alpine climbing leads him to big and inspiring mountain routes around the world, whilst still heading for UK sea cliffs and Scottish winter climbing in between. He’s established first ascents in Alaska and the Himalaya. Many will have heard of his second ascent of Latok 1 (7145m) in the Karakorum in August 2018, the first ascent from the north side, with Aleš Česen and Luka Stražar, via 3/4 of the coveted 'impossible ridge', widely recognised as one of the last major unclimbed lines in high-altitude mountaineering.

Tuesday 3rd December

Mick Fowler: 'No Easy Way, the challenging life of the climbing taxman'. No Easy Way is Mick’s third book, featuring award winning Himalayan climbs, extreme dog walking, work-life balance challenges… and much more.

Tuesday 18th February - Julian Freeman-Attwood: details tbc

Tuesday 17th March - John Porter: The Beauty of Risk

11 September 2019 by George Fisher

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