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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 13th March, 12 noon
Members past and present, guests and web behaved Grandchildren are most welcome, for an afternoon of gourmet eating and scintillating conversation.
Wednesday Night Climbing Meets
Further details to follow in the New Year
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 Although this option may be withdrawn by Ochils MC nearer to the date of the meet.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
DOVE STONE RESERVOIR & SADDLEWORTH MOOR
Sunday 18th March
Time: 09:45am for 10:00am
Start: Pay & Display - Main Reservoir Car Park on Bank Lane off A635
(Note change of start car park due to construction work affecting Binn Green car park).
Distance: About 9.2 miles (14.9km)
Ascent: 1,825ft (556m)
Terrain: Paths, tracks, moorland and short section of tarmac.
Some mild scrambling, 'hands-on rock' may be required for a short section in Greenfield Brook although most areas can be bypassed. If in spate on the day the brook may be difficult to cross in its lower reaches and a detour may be needed, walking poles would be very useful.
Meet coordinator is Kath & Graham Willis.
The meet start point is the Peak District National Park - Main reservoir pay and display car park on Bank Lane off the A635 road crossing Saddleworth Moor below Dove Stone Reservoir. OSGB Grid Ref SE 013 036. Sat Nav users - nearest post code is OL3 7NE. Arrive early as car park can get full.
There are public toilets but not shop at the start point.
The planned route from car park will take us north alongside Yeoman Hey & Greenfield reservoirs. We then climb steeply (for a short time, some boulders to clamber over) up the side of Greenfield Brook towards Birchen Clough before crossing the stream and again climbing steeply over grass (for a short time) up to the clough edge path that takes us to the Raven Stones & Memorial Cross and on to Great Dove Stone Rocks & Bramley’s Cot. We then head south to cross Charnel Clough to Chew Reservoir embankment.
Our return route will be west crossing Chew Hurdles, Chew Green and Rams Clough then dropping directly down into Chew Piece Plantation or via Alphin Pike to the sailing club for ice cream. Crossing Dove Stone Reservoir embankment we then follow the waterside path back to the start point.
Approx. distance about 14.9k (9.2m)
Total ascent about 556m (1,825ft)
Refreshments afterwards at the Huntsman pub on the A635 (SE107082) www.the-huntsman-inn.com
29th March to 1st April
Easter Meet Coniston Hut
Introduction to Mountaineering Friday 11th May – Sunday 13th May
The meet co-ordinator is Jonathan Carter
This is the second meet as part of our 2018 New and Novice Members Programme.
The meet will be an introduction to the mountains and will include basic map reading skills, the kit needed for a day in the mountains and other basic mountain skills.
All skill levels and ages are welcome but this will be a weekend outdoors in the mountains so expect a reasonable amount of exertion. Please ensure you have suitable walking boots, waterproofs, warm clothing and a packed lunch. Please contact the co-ordinator if you require any advice around this.
We have, very fortunately, been given 12 beds in the cottage Caseg Fraith owned by University of London Mountaineering Club in Capel Curig for £20 per person for the whole weekend. You will need to provide your own bedding, food and drink.
Saturday – Basic Introduction to Mountaineering. Including what to pack for a day in the mountains. Basic map reading and mountain skills. The plan is to make an ascent of Tryfan via the North Ridge which is a grade one scramble. Taking in popular sites such as the Cannon Stone and Adam And Eve.
Sunday – Subject to Weather will be a day of single pitch rock climbing on one of the many fantastic crags in this area. All equipment will be provided by the YMC
Yorkshire Mountaineering Club is an affiliated member of the British Mountaineering Council and insurance for this activity is provided accordingly by the BMC.
The YMC and British Mountaineering Council recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.
Places will be strictly on a first come first served basis and your place will not be guaranteed until payment has been received.
As with most of our meets car sharing can usually be arranged so please ask it is also advised due to limited parking spaces at the cottage
For any further information please do not hesitate to contact Me via email or place a note on this board.
We look forward to seeing you
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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