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 9th January, 12 noon
Members past and present, guests and web behaved Grandchildren are most welcome, for an afternoon of gourmet eating and scintillating conversation.
Tales From the Top – Mollie Hughes & Mountain
Sat 13 Jan, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium, Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
Mollie Hughes is a Mountaineer, Adventurer and Motivational Speaker based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
On the 19th May 2012 Mollie became one of the youngest British climbers to stand on top of the world when she summited Mount Everest from the South side, at the age of just 21.
On Tuesday 16th May 2017, at 4:45am, Mollie Hughes successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest from the North side.
Achieving this feat at the age of 26 made Mollie the youngest woman in the world and the first English woman to successfully summit from both the north and south sides of the world’s highest mountain.
Join Mollie as she tells her motivating story, followed by a screening of the astonishing 2017 Documentary film ‘Mountain’.
For more Information and to book tickets go to the square chapel web page
Wednesday Night Climbing Meets
Further details to follow in the New Year
January Meets February Meets
Patley Bridge - Old station car park in town centre SE159655, organiser David Girt
26th to 27th January
26th to 27th January
Langdale - Rawhead Cottage, Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria – Joint Fell & Rock Club Meet, organisers Martin Tetley and Graham Willis
Mytholmroyd -Village Community Centre car park. HX7 5AF. SE011259. Organiser Derek Field
Kettlewell -Village centre car park SD968724. Organiser Steve Bartlett
The BMC Training Course
Details of the course can be found on the BMC website.Club members have previously attended similar courses and they have been great in moving the club forward.
The YMC will pay for a small number of members to attend this course providing they already have winter mountaineering experience and are willing to pass on the learning from the course on club meets to other members.
If you would like any further information or wish to go on the course please email Jonathan Carter
Winter Trek Mount Toubkal
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
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
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