Past Events

The World’s Most Extreme Conservation Project: Saving Shackleton’s and Scott’s Huts

with Nigel Watson from the Antarctic Heritage Trust 
Organised by the World Monuments Fund Britain

The decade long programme to restore Shackleton’s and Scott’s Huts is an extraordinary conservation story about a remarkable place and people. Nigel Watson travels from New Zealand to describe the painstaking story to ensure that these sites remain a cultural marker of a heroic journey in the era of Antarctic discovery and human endeavour

Wednesday 25th May, 7pm, Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London.
Tickets: WMFB Members £15/Non-members £20 Book online: or call Tel: 020 7251 8142
(Discount for Arctic Club members, contact

See The Shackleton Hut in Oxfordshire.


is a one-man show by artist Chris Dobrowolski, which charts the four months he spent exploring and working in the continent (short vid about it here). The show is really funny, with Chris talking in detail about survival, the very odd wildlife, and what it’s like to be amongst scenery so beautiful you can’t quite believe it. Although the 'other' pole - Arctic Club members might like to see it! Showing in Oxford, London, Sheffield, Salisbury, Havant, Chesterfield from 23 April.

 Ski Mountaineering Symposium 

11 to 13 November 2016. Location: Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig, Snowdonia

The 5th British Ski Mountaineering Symposium is being organised jointly by the Alpine Club, the Eagle Ski Club and the Alpine Ski Club, and will hopefully be of interest to many Arctic Club members. These not-for-profit symposia only take place once or twice a decade, and it promises a heady mix of inspirational and factual lectures, engaging skills and knowledge workshops and vital networking and social time.

There will be something for ski mountaineers of all experience – not least a major networking opportunity. The event programme is nearly finalised and details will be published soon. For the latest information see Ski Mountaineering Symposium.