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. The club touring programme has over 60 ski trips a year, ranging from day tours and hut to hut tours in the Alps to ski expeditions further afield. Some are led by club 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.
The programme also offers instructional courses to improve off-piste ski technique and other skills. The "Introduction to Ski Touring" and "Technical Ski Mountaineering" 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.
The club also runs a series of UK events, including scottish skiing weekend meets (January to April); summer weekend meets for walking and climbing; and lectures and other social events. These events provide an excellent opportunity to meet other ski-tourers and plan future trips.
The club offers grants to assist younger skiers (under 35) get started in the sport; to train members who wish to lead club tours; and to encourage expeditions and other adventurous trips.
For more information see
London Lecture - Thurs 18th June
This year’s Eagle Ski Club London lecture will be given by Owen Day (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides - Ski Guide). With several seasons’ experience there, he will talk about South American Ski Touring.
All members and their guests are welcome to attend. New members and prospective members are especially welcome to come along and learn more about the club. More details here.
A buffet supper at 6.30pm will be followed by the slide show at 7.30pm, and there will be a cash bar. Cost is £10 (including the buffet) when booked in advance or £15 on the door (if space is still available).
Click here to book online (via credit / debit card or PayPal). Please book by Friday 5th June, so that catering numbers can be finalised.
The lecture will be held at: The Alpine Club, 55 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3QF; (nearest Tube Old Street, Exit 3 or short walk North from Liverpool Street Station).