The Expedition Fund operates on funds entirely donated by AAC(UK) members.
The Expedition Fund operates on funds entirely donated by AAC(UK)
members. It awards grants to members organising mountaineering
expeditions if it considers such expeditions to be relevant to the
Club’s aims, of a worthwhile nature and mindful of their possible impact
on the environment and the Climate.
We are particularly keen to support small independent expeditions run and composed of younger members in the early stages of their mountaineering careers.
There are various rules for expedition grants:
If you wish to apply for a grant it is advisable that you contact the Chair of the Expedition Fund Committee (currently Mark Adams) at email@example.com to discuss your proposal before submitting an application.
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£200 Trans Pyrenees winter crossing – Jan/Mar
£200 Pyrenees traverse – Mar
£500 Mount Kenya – Feb
£400 Pyrenees – Mar/Apr
£1,000 Mt Luciana, Canada – May/Jun
£200 Renland, Greenland – Jun/Jul
£350 82 Alpine peaks – Jun – Sep
£500 Ak Su / Kara Su, Kyrgyzstan – Jul/Aug
£600 Western Zaalaisky, Kyrgyzstan – Aug
£850 Lachama Khola, Nepal – Sep/Oct
£400 Chitral, Pakistan – Sep/Oct
£200 Tengkangpoche, Nepal – Sep – Nov
£500 Avellano, Patagonia – Jan
£800 North Liverpool Land, East Greenland – Apr/May
£1,000 Terskey Ala-Too, Tian Shan, Kyrgyzstan – Jul
£400 Singekang, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India – Jul/Aug
£700 Mulung Tokpo Valley, Zanskar , India – Sep
£550 Barnaj 2, Kishtwar Himalaya, India – Sep/Oct
£300 Fitzroy Massif, Patagonia – Jan/Feb
£250 Stauning Alps, Greenland – Apr/May
£300 Denali, USA – May
£400 Cordillera Blance, Peru – May/Jun
£600 British Shimshal Expedtion, Pakistan – Aug/Sep
£500 Upper Rassa Glacier, Ladakh, India – Sep/Oct
£450 British Arjuna expedition, Kishtwar Himal, India – Sep/Oct
£300 Eastern Alaska, Hayes Range, Peak 12360
£900 Eagle Ski Club, Mount Logan, Canada
£600 Northern Alichursky Mountains, Tajikistan
£300 Gangstang, Himachal Pradesh, India
£150 Vishnugarh, Garhwal, India
£400 Rasser Glacier, Nubra, Ladakh, India
£300 Mt Foraker, Alaska
£400 Muz Tok, Kyrgyzstan
£200 Peak Communism, Tajikistan
£400 Peak 6246m, Changla Himal, Nepal
£1,000 Hayes Range – Alaska
£800 Khan Tengri (Tien Shan)
£1,000 Revelations Range – Alaska
£800 Muzkhol Range, Pamir Mountains – Tajikistan
£200 Zanskar – Indian Himalaya
£500 University of Cape Town Mountain & Ski Club expedition to the Garhwal Himalaya
£400 Spiti valley, India
£600 Djangart region of Kyrgyzstan
£600 Tajikistan to an unclimbed 6050m peak in the Muzkol range.
The AAC (UK) distributes funding to mountaineering expeditions run by its members if it considers such expeditions to be relevant to the Club’s aims and of a worthwhile nature. This funding has been entirely donated by our members for this specific purpose. We are particularly keen to support small independent expeditions run and composed of younger members in the early stages of their mountaineering careers.
The fund was already in existence in 1972 when I became Club Secretary but no records from that period have survived. Current records show that, from 2004 to 2017, 37 expeditions have received grants totalling £17,600. Grants are very small, being £150 – £200 per person, so about 100 members have been supported. In earlier years there were only one or two applications but, since 2014, there has been a marked increase and we have had to introduce quite stringent qualification ‘rules’. Our members seem to be getting to many far flung and remote mountain areas but, so far as I can remember, nothing to Africa!