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'The world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857.  For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers ... The Alpine Club welcomes applications from all those with an interest in the high mountains. We are predominantly a climbing club, but we also have a strong contingent of members whose interest in the greater ranges is historical, artistic or scientific.'

'Based in Aberdeen, the Club was founded in 1887 and is the oldest and one of the largest hillwalking and climbing club in Scotland ... Its members have from time to time included a number of climbers of repute, but most are simply hillwalkers with interests ranging from cross-country walks, through more strenuous hillwalking (and unashamed Munro-bagging), to serious rock and ice-climbing ... Indoor Meets usually take the form of a slide presentation, and are held about 6 times a year between September or October and March. All members, and guests, are welcome to come along. Indoor meets are an ideal event to meet Club members if you are interested in finding out more about the Club or other Club events.'

'NEMT was set up in 1980 to ensure that we can influence how our mountains are managed and used. It acts as an umbrella group, representing groups of clubs making a co-operative team effort. If we are to continue to enjoy our favourite pastime, it is imperative we are fully aware of developments and do not put our heads in the sand. NEMT provides a vehicle for involvement in the debates that are shaping the future of our heritage.'

'As a charity, learned society and professional body, we reach millions of people each year through our work in advancing geography and supporting geographers.'

'We are a dynamic educational charity with far-reaching influence and a mission to inspire and inform. By thinking geographically, championing good practice, working with leaders and experts, and engaging with public audiences, we are precisely placed to inform policy, influence joined-up decision making, and inspire action, all to help address national and global challenges. We use our networks, knowledge and reputation to shape positive, practical policy solutions ... We run the best national talks programme in Scotland, Inspiring People, with illustrated talks from September to March each year. Our inspiring speakers – explorers, scientists, artists, academics, naturalists, leaders, communicators and enthusiasts – bring us amazing stories of journeys and adventures, and refreshing insights into current issues.'

'SPRI's mission is to enhance the understanding of the polar regions through scholarly research and publication, educating new generations of polar researchers, caring for and making accessible its collections (including its library, archival, photographic and object collections), and projecting the history and environmental significance of the polar regions to the wider community for public benefit.'

'Speakers from the Edge represent the finest motivational speakers from the world of adventure, exploration, extreme sports and endurance, who have, quite literally, pushed themselves to the edge. Our speakers comprise explorers, mountaineers, adventurers and extreme athletes, each of whom are driven, focused and motivated. They take on some of the most treacherous of journeys and challenges the planet has to offer. In short, they are precisely the kind of people to inspire others to achieve great things. Our speakers have been individually hand-picked for their unique achievements, and their ability to engage and inspire any audience. Each has extensive experience in presenting to the public and private sector; from multi-national companies, organisations, and trade associations, to schools, sporting, community and voluntary groups.'

We are the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and other travel accessories, having been established in 1853 by Edward Stanford ... Today, Stanfords remains a much loved and vital part of the travel landscape. As the world’s largest map retailer, Stanfords prides itself on the depth of its stock, sourced by experts, from all over the world. If you can’t find what you are looking for in store or online and, if it exists, Stanfords will make every effort to find it for you.'  Frequent in-store (and online) events at their flagship store in London, and their Branch in Bristol.

'The primary aims of the Society are to keep alive the fellwalking traditions promoted by Alfred Wainwright through his guidebooks and other publications and to keep faith with his vision of introducing a wider audience to fellwalking and caring for the hills ... The first Wainwright Memorial Lecture was held in 2003, when the speaker was the Patron of the Society, Hunter Davies ... The majority of our lectures have attendances of over 200 members and guests (members receive a discounted entrance fee).'

'Since 1987 Wilderness Lectures has brought to Bristol the best and most exciting adventure lecturers around. All are all widely travelled explorers and leaders at their own activity. They range from world-famous individuals to lesser-known adventurers but all are united in wonderful pictures and great stories from adventures all over the world.'

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