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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 12th June, 12 noon
The Hermit Inn
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
Following the huge success of the YMC's indoor climbing sessions we held an introduction to Rock Climbing meet in April 2018 at Almscliff Crag. This saw approximately 20 potential members attend and experience for their first time what it was like to get hands on the rock.
This was only possible with the support of current club members and also the Club having the required kit available to do this type of event.
In light of this success we will again be holding our regular Wednesday evening outdoor meets and below is a list of the dates and venues we will be visiting.
The kit owned by the club is available for all club members to use and should you require any of it please do not hesitate to contact me.
As with all our meets there will be club members present to offer any advice or tips so don't worry if you've not climbed before we will be more than willing to get you started.
Should we be beaten by the Great British Weather we will head indoors to Leeds Wall
Wednesday 2nd May at 18.00 hours - Baildon Bank
Wednesday 9th May at 18.00 hours - Pule Hill, near Huddersfield
Wednesday 23rd May at 18.00 hours - Ilkley Cow and Calf
Wednesday 6th June at 17.00 hours - Almscliff Crag
Wednesday 13th June at 17.00 hours - Baildon Bank
Wednesday 27th June at 17.00 hours Ilkley Cow and Calf
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan
The YMC is an affiliated member of the BMC and insurance for these activities is provided accordingly by the BMC for YMC members and Aspirant Members.
The YMC and BMC recognise 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.
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
RIBBLEHEAD YORKSHIRE DALES
SUNDAY 20th MAY 2018
Time: 09:45am for 10:00am
Start: Roadside car parking at viaduct road junction B6255 & B6479
Distance: About 12.4 miles (20km)
Ascent: 2,821ft (860m)
Terrain: Paths, tracks, moorland and short section of tarmac.
Meet coordinators are Eve & Steve Bartlett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note this is a change to previously issued information.
The meet start point is the at the road junction of the B6255 7 B6479 near the Ribblehead viaduct & the Station Inn. OSGB Grid Ref SD 765 792.
Sat Nav users may want to use Post Code LA6 3AS.
Note: There are no public toilets or shops in the vicinity but there is a pub. Toilets are available at Horton or Ingleton villages passed through nearby.
he provisional route is to take in summit of Whernside passing the Ribblehead viaduct and descending to the valley via Chapel-le-Dale then returning to the start point via Great Douk Cave, Park Fell & Ribblehead Station. Although the actual route walked will be determined on the day should anyone also want to take in the summit of Ingleborough or otherwise shorten the day depending on the weather and wishes of the party.
Total distance is about 20k (12.4 miles) with about 435m (2,821ft) of ascent.
Refreshments afterwards at the Station Inn, Ribblehead - www.stationinnribblehead.co.uk
25th to 27th May
Coniston Hut Club Meet
26th to 31st May
Glen Brittle Hut, Skye (7 nights). NG412216, Meet organiser Sean Kelly
WEEKEND CLIMBING & CAMPING MEET - THE ROACHES, STAFFORDSHIRE
Friday 29th June 2018 - Saturday 30th June 2018 (2 nights)
Homestead Farm, Upper Hulme, Leek. ST13 8TY
Outdoor Leisure Map OL24 'The Peak District' - White Peak
Approx GR SK 006 612
Matt Crawford is coordinating the weekend climbing meet at The Roaches in Staffordshire and invites anyone interested to make contact with him as soon as possible.
The meet would suit intermediate level climbers and above and any novice climbers that feel competent to second traditional routes.Camping at Homestead Farm camp site for the nights of Friday 29th June & Saturday 30th June 2018 and hopefully getting two full days of climbing in on the Saturday & Sunday.
All the climbing is to be lead climbing / seconding routes from the climbers own guidebooks. Everyone will need their own gear although some gear is available to be borrowed from YMC (harnesses ropes etc.), please get in touch about your experience/ability if you are interested . If any YMC members would like to join us to camp and climb and meet fellow climbers at the Roaches please contact Matt Crawford
Anyone wanting to just have a day’s climbing on Saturday or Sunday please get in touch with Matt to make arrangements. Climbing partners will be available if anyone comes on their own.
The campsite itself is pretty basic. It's just a field beneath Hen Cloud with a toilet block and tap in the farm 200 meters down the road in Upper Hulme.
The Roaches Tearoom is next to the field and the Rock Inn is less than 10 mins walk away, so basic though the campsite is, there's always a fry-up, pub food, and a pint readily available.
The campsite is located right next to the Roaches (in a field under Hen Cloud) and is run by Homestead Farm (even though it’s next to the Roaches tea rooms and holiday cottages. It’s exceptionally cheap (£1) collected by Mr Reg Day the farmer usually on quad bike in the morning, on this occasion we’ll pay as a group and phone ahead to make it easier for him. The site has no facilities, though there are toilets at the tea rooms or at the farm house 0.25 mile down the road. The tea rooms also offer an excellent cooked breakfast to start your day. Also close is Ye Old Rock Inn in Upper Hulme which offers food
Food/sustenance is on a self catering basis, some people will be cooking on site some will be eating in the pub/cafe the choice is yours.
The campsite is the field opposite the Roaches Tea Rooms at Paddock Farm, Roach Road, Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8TY. Phone 01538 300345
And it is run/owned by:
Mr Reg Day. Homestead Farm, Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8TY. 01538 300419
WEEKEND MEET - ALPORT DALE & CASTLES - PEAK DISTRICT
SUNDAY 8th JULY 2018
Time: 09:45am for 10:00am
Start: Fairholmes Visitors Centre, Bamford. Hope Valley - Ladybower Reservoir - S33 0AQ.
Distance: About 10 miles (16km)
Ascent: 2,024ft (617m)
Terrain: Paths, tracks, moorland and short section of tarmac.
Optional Grade 1 scramble on Alport Castles land slip.
Walking Meet (with optional scramble on Alport Castles):
Meet coordinators are Kath & Graham Willis.
Please note this is a change to previously issued information on the YMC Meets Card. Meet start point is now at the Fairholmes Visitors Centre, Bamford, Hope Valley pay and display car park (www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/visitor-centres/derwent) adjacent to Ladybower Reservoir (off the A57 Snake Road) or use other roadside parking areas in the vicinity.
The visitors centre has toilets and a shop
OS Map Outdoor Leisure Map 1 The Peak District – Dark Peak – OSGB SK417 389.
Sat Nav Users may want to use post code S33 0AQ.
The route from the car park is to ascend west through the forest up to Lockerbrook farm, leaving the trees we’ll follow the edge of the moor north west direct to Alport Castles.
Following an inspection of the ancient landslip (and optional scramble on to Alport Castles) our return route will see us descend west to the hamlet of Alport and crossing the river to Alport Castle Farm, following the valley track to its junction with the Snake Road (A57) which we cross and follow the River Ashop downstream through the Woodlands Valley to re-cross both the river and road below Hagg Farm from where we will ascend the shoulder of Bridge End Pasture before descending to follow the waterside path back to the start point.
Approx. distance about 16k (10m)
Total ascent about 617m (2,024ft)
Refreshments afterwards at the Ladybower Inn - www.ladybower-inn.co.uk
Winter Trek Mount Toubkal
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