Socials

On the fourth Wednesday of the month we host a slideshow at The Old Kings Head, London Bridge, in the upstairs room (ask the bar staff for directions if you can’t find it). Our slideshows are usually by members, although occasionally we have speakers from outside the club. These cover a wide range of climbing and walking topics, from trips our members have been on to lectures by notable climbers and mountaineers. The show starts at 7:30pm and will generally finish about 9:30pm.

We sometimes organize other ad hoc socials, which will be added here once details are known; email notifications will also be sent.

Trying to get to Tuva
Wed 23 Jan 2019

In 1991 I heard a recording of a Tuvan nomad singing to calm a birthing camel. Ever since I have been "Trying to get to Tuva" to visit its throat-singing nomads and to climb its highest mountain Mongun-Tayga. This is the story of my as yet unfulfilled quest, although I did once get within sight of Tuva from remote peaks on the Mongolan/Russian/Chinese border. Expect camels, marmots, fermented horse milk and a total eclipse of the sun.


Speaker

Marcus Risdell

Venue Details

From 7pm, upstairs at The Old King's Head, SE1 1NA

Cinema trip - Free Solo
Thu 21 Feb 2019

6.15 showing at the Rich Mix cinema in Bethnal Green (walkable from Liverpool St or Old St tubes), followed by drinks in the Cinema Snack Bar on the first floor. Buy your own ticket and meet us there!

https://richmix.org.uk/


Speaker

N/a

Venue Details

Rich Mix cinema, Bethnal Green

Alpine Ski Touring in the Alps and Pyrenees
Wed 27 Feb 2019

Pete will explain what's involved in alpine ski touring and show a compendium of slides from various trips over the last few years.

Introduction to alpine ski touring: how, where and why
Equipment and safety
Techniques
Spectacular photos and short videos taken on hut-to-hut tours in the Alps and Pyrenees.


Speaker

Pete Skan

Venue Details

From 7pm, upstairs at The Old King's Head, SE1 1NA

Canyoning
Wed 27 Mar 2019

"Canyoning is a fun river sport that combines a variety of outdoor skills. Essentially it's descending a river system using a combination of down-climbing, abseiling, jumping, sliding, swimming and plain old walking." So says Craig. Come and join him to find out what it is and how it's done, and hear about a couple of his trips in New Zealand and Europe.


Speaker

Craig Scott

Venue Details

From 7pm, upstairs at The Old King's Head, SE1 1NA