The Club has organised a number of overseas trips since budget flights were introduced.
We've visited a number of European mountain areas, with varying styles and standards of accommodation,
and on each trip there are usually some 3000m peaks available for climbing if weather permits.
We've also established a savings scheme called the 'ScottishPower Alpine Club' to ensure that funds are available when costs
such as travel and accommodation have to be pre-paid.

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Ireland 1996

On May 29th 1996, a group of 10 Club members flew from Prestwick to Dublin courtesy of Ryanair and picked up a self-drive 12-seater minibus at the airport.
The target was to climb all the Republic of Ireland's 3000ft peaks, then visit Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland's highest peak, all within a week.
The group stayed in hostel accommodation of varying standards and did their own catering for all meals.
The target was achieved .. despite a setback due to bad weather .. and most kissed the famous Blarney Stone en route!

On the summit of Lugnaquillia

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Alps 1997

In August 1997, a group of 16 Club members flew to Munich in Germany, then caught a train for Innsbruck in Austria.
Their destination was the Stubai region south of Innsbruck, and a circular high-level route of 12 days walking.
The tour was on a hut-to-hut basis, with accommodation booked in advance in the mountain huts for each night.
The route also offered the ascent of several 3000m peaks for those who wished to carry the right equipment ..
but the normal walking route, although between 2000m and 2500m, needed no special gear.
The route was successfully completed and many of the peaks climbed.

Nearing the summit of the Wilder Freiger in the Stubai Alps

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Alps 1999

In August 1999, a group of 15 again travelled to Innsbruck, but this time the destination was the Zillertal region above Mayrhofen.
The route was again on a hut-to-hut basis, but went from end-to-end, starting at the Italian border south of Innsbruck and finishing in Mayrhofen.
The weather was less kind than in the Stubai, and only two 3000m peaks were climbed, but the route was enjoyed by all.

Leaving Brennersee Halt before the initial ascent on the Zillertal Hohenweg

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Picos 2001

A group of 12 visited the Picos de Europa in northern Spain in September 2001.
The area is quite similar to the island of Skye, with steep rocky mountains very reminiscent of the Cuillin.
The Western and Central Massifs were visited and one 2000m peak climbed called Jultayu.

On the summit of Jultayu

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Alps 2003

A group of 15 visited the Bernese Oberland area of Central Switzerland between 26 August and 4 September.
Many of the classic routes were walked and many of the classic peaks were photographed!

Photocalls at the Jungfraujoch

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Alps 2005

A group of 10 visited the Val di Fassa area of the Dolomites in northern Italy between 31 August and 10 September.
Again, many of the classic routes were walked, and a number of peaks climbed.

On the summit of Kesselkogel (3002m)

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Alps 2007

A group of 10 again visited the Dolomites in northern Italy, this time to the Brenta area, between 28 August and 7 September.
Many of the 'via ferrata' were followed and the tracks in the area explored.

On the via ferrata Cima di Palete in the Brenta Dolomites

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Alps 2009

A group of 10 visited the Gran Paradiso Alps in northern Italy between 28 August and 8 September.
The major tracks in the area were explored and a number of 3000m peaks climbed.

Ready to start walking

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Alps 2010

A group of 11 made a special trip to the Stubai Alps south of Innsbruck in Austria between 25 August and 5 September,
following the Stubai Hohenweg visited in 1997, but in the reverse direction.

The group at the Nurnberger Hut in the Stubai Alps

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Alps 2013

A group of 8 visited the tztal Alps south of Innsbruck in Austria between 23 August and 1 September,
based in the village of Vent.  This was the first time the Club had tried a valley-based trip, planning day walks and
possibly overnight hut stays as weather might permit ....

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Alps 2015

A group of 8 visited the Vanoise area of France between 27 August and 6 September ..
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