Would you like to join?
The Club caters for all, young and old, expert and novice, and we boast a broad range of interests and experience. You are welcome to join us.
To find out more about becoming a member look at our membership pages or contact our New Member Co-ordinators Dave & Audrey Girt, using the form on the contact page.
Mid Week Lunch Meet - Tuesday 14th November, 12 noon
Toby Carvery, Keighley
Members past and present, guests and web behaved Grandchildren are most welcome, for an afternoon of gourmet eating and scintillating conversation.
2017 Photo Competition Winners
LW SMITH TROPHY Best 3 photos
View to the sea from Quinag View from Aonach Eagach towards Loch Achtriochtan Misty Ridge, Aonach Eagach
DAVE STOTT TROPHY Single Best Mountain Landscape
View from Aonach Eagach towards Loch Achtriochtan
GOLDEN PEG TROPHY Single Best Climbing
John on Fluted Column, Almscliffe
ERNEST SHEPHERD TROPHY Print of Scene or Activity
HUMOUR Most Humorous photo
Outdoor Climbing Meets
As you may be aware we have been running a very successful climbing programme this year. We have seen complete beginners now starting their first outdoor lead climbs and the experienced members have managed to push their grades up. We've visited some fantastic crags already and had some excellent social gatherings.
New climbers are always more than welcome to join us even if it's just to try it out. As you will see there's still plenty of chances to join us before the winter takes us back indoors.
The Next few outdoors meets will be as follows:
- Sunday 1st October walking and climbing meet at Brimham Rocks at 10am
- Wednesday 25th October at Almscliff Crag at 6pm
Equipment (except climbing shoes) can be provided by the club and there will be experienced club climbers on hand to offer advice and tips.(If you intend to come and need to borrow kit please let me know in advance)
We aim to cater for all climbing levels and ages at the meets so don't worry if you haven't done it before. We are a very sociable group and will more than likely be going for a glass of local brew afterwards.
If we are beaten by the weather then we will still meet but it will be at Leeds Wall for indoor climbing
As with most of our meets car sharing is encouraged and can usually be arranged so please ask.
For any further information please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan Carter
We look forward to seeing you even if it's just for one of the days
October Meets October Social Event
6th & 7th OCTOBER
Coniston Hut Housekeeping meet
20th & 21st OCTOBER
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music Festival
Saturday 21st October at 13.00 hours
A few people have mentioned having a bit of a social gathering recently. A chance to let our hair down and have a bit of fun away from the mountains and crags.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Beer and Music festival is a fantastic day out. If you've never done it before it's well worth it.
The plan is to meet at Keighley station grab a beer or two, or three and watch some fantastic live music before getting on the steam train to Oxenhope where there's more live music and lots and lots of beer and fantastic food stalls.
And when we've had enough get the train back to Keighley.
There is a fee for the train (£11) and obviously the beer! New and old members are very welcome to join us.
The station at Keighley can be easily reached from Leeds, Bradford so no need to bring the car.
Please get in touch with Jonathan Carter if you want any further information
WINTER WALKING MEET - CRIANLARICH
Friday 2nd March 2018 - Sunday 5th March 2018
Date: Friday 2nd March 2018 to Sunday 5th March 2018 (4 Nights)
Location: Ochils MC Hut, Inverardran Cottage, Crianlarich, Scotland. FK20 8QS
Catering: Self catering but shared evening meals may be arranged
Travel: Shared transport may be available from West Yorkshire dependent on attendees.
Cost: £10.00 per person per night. (£40.00 in Total).
Beds: Unreserved mix of Alpine sleeping platform, double and single bunks in two rooms.
The YMC Winter Meet 2018 is being held at the Ochils Mountaineering Club Hut – Inverardran Cottage, Crianlarich, Scotland FK20 8QS. See the website for more details - www.ochils.com
The YMC have booked 10 bed spaces at the premises for 4 nights Friday 2nd March 2018 – Monday 5th March 2018 inclusive. The cost is £10.00 per person per night on a self-catering basis.
The hut has a total of 18 bed spaces in two rooms and currently we have the option to take additional bed spaces up to the maximum should there be sufficient demand. Although this option may be withdrawn by Ochils MC nearer to the date of the meet.
To secure a place payment in full is required. Please send a cheque made payable to ‘The Yorkshire Mountaineering Club’ direct to the YMC Meets Secretary – Graham Willis, 33 Town Street, Gildersome, Leeds. LS27 7AB. Bookings are being taken from Sunday 1st October 2017 on a first response basis. (Should anyone wish to pay by bank transfer please contact Graham Willis in the first instance to check for availability of space and to obtain the YMC account details). Bookings for the full 4 days will be given preference.
All bookings will be confirmed, so if you believe you have made a booking and not received any communication from the Meets Secretary/Meet Coordinator please get in touch as soon as possible.
Further information can be obtained from the Ochils MC website otherwise please contact the Meet Coordinator - Graham Willis