The Eagle Ski Club

The Eagle Ski Club is the UK's largest and most active ski touring and ski mountaineering club, with over 1200 members. It organises up to 60 ski trips a year, ranging from hotel and chalet-based day tours to ski expeditions in the Arctic and the Greater Ranges. Some are led by members and others by professional guides. The tours vary in standard, but for most of them you should be fit and at least a good intermediate skier.

Some trips are offered expressly for instruction purposes such as the Off Piste Ski weeks which concentrate on ski technique. The Introduction to Ski Touring and Advanced Alpine Skills courses offer IFMGA guide led instruction in ski touring and mountaineering techniques, and general mountain skills such as avalanche awareness and navigation, glacier travel and wilderness first aid.

There is also a programme of UK events, including ski weekends in Scotland, walking and climbing weekends throughout the UK, and a slide show. These events provide an excellent opportunity to meet other ski-tourers and plan future trips.

For more information see

Membership Benefits and How to Join

About ski-touring and ski-mountaineering

News

Sale of Old Guidebooks and Maps

The club library has now been wound-up – the contents were very out of date, and would have been expensive to bring up to date (and increasingly irrelevant in a digital age). A few older items will be placed in the club archive, but the remaining items will be disposed of.

A list of the items is here.

These are mainly guidebooks and maps from the 1970s to 1990s, and given the fast pace of glacial change in the Alps, these may be dangerous and shouldn’t be used for practical purposes. However, they may be of interest as background or to collectors of historical items. These will be offered to club members in exchange for a donation to the club (and payment of any postage costs).

If you would like any of these please contact Pete Lancaster (president@eagleskiclub.org.uk) to express interest. Pete will take all remaining items to the Leaders’ Meet and then to the AGM in Crianlarich, if anyone wants to physically view the items, or pick them up.

London Dinner Wed 15th October

Don't miss an opportunity to catch up with old friends or meet a few new ones at the Porters' Restaurant in Covenant Garden WCE2 8QH from 19:30.

There are still a few spaces but they are going fast.  3 courses, wine, soft drinks and coffee/tea will set you back a mere £35.

Please contact Tom Stephenson on highgatetom@hotmail.com to book a place.

Bristol Slide Show Tues 23rd September

All are invited to the the ESC Autumn joint lecture by Susie Amann who will give a talk and slide show entitled

"Alaska; Exploring the Chugach mountains"

and Adele Long delivering

"East Greenland: Travels with a Dog in Bear Country"

These informative and entertaining lectures give an insight into planning and executing expeditions to some of the more remote areas of the world. Enjoyable for active and armchair expeditioners alike.