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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 10th September, 12 noon
The White Horse Inn
Members past and present, guests and well behaved Grandchildren are most welcome, for an afternoon of gourmet eating and scintillating conversation.
The weekend meets list and mid week lunch meets for 2019 is now available to download Click Here
Climbing meet details will be available soon
Coniston Hut – Housekeeping Meet
Friday 4th & Saturday 5th October 2019
Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale. Yorks Dales
Sunday 20th October 2019
Time: 9:45am for 10:00am
Start: Meet Southlands Pay & Display Car Park in Pateley Bridge.
Sat Nav: Google search gives post code of HG3 5JX.
Meet Coordinator: Eve & Steve Bartlett
Distance: About 16.6k (10.3 miles) .
Ascent: 449m (1,474ft)
Note: Please take a packed lunch and appropriate footwear and waterproofs for the weather forecast.
Facilities: Public toilets, cafe & shops are available at the start point.
Further information on the meet can be obtained from the meet coordinators Eve & Steve Bartlett
Public toilets, cafe and shops are available at the start point.
Southlands pay and display car park in centre of Pateley Bridge (car park with public toilets).
Sat Nav HG3 5JX
The provisional route is to cross the River Nidd and follow the riverside path north upstream before heading west following Foster Beck around Smelt Mill Hill & Ashfold Side Beck to Providence Mine. Heading south west we’ll visit Cockhill Lead Mine. Continuing south around Greenhow Hill Top and Galloway Pasture to Tewit Farm and Coldstones Quarry. Traversing the quarry perimeter we’ll visit the Coldstones Cut sculpture and viewing area above the quarry. Heading north east down the valley we’ll enter Fish Pond Wood and Bewerley village and the bridge over the river.
The route will be a circular route of about 16.6k (10.3 miles) taking in about 449m (1,475ft) of ascent.
Refreshments afterwards in The Crown, Main Street, Pateley Bridge close to the car park.
Winter Weekend Meet
SMC Lagangarbh Hut. Glencoe
Friday 14th February 2020 – Monday 17th February 2020 (4 Nights)
10 Places Available
Date: Friday 14th February 2020 to Monday 17th February 2020 (4 Nights).
Leaving Tuesday 18th February 2020.
Location: SMC Lagangarbh Hut. Glencoe. Scotland. OSGB NN 220 559
Catering: Self catering but shared evening meals may be arranged.
Travel: Shared transport may be available from West Yorkshire dependent on attendees.
Cost: £15.00 per person per night. (£60.00 in Total).
Beds: Unreserved bunks in shared dormitory
The YMC Winter Meet 2020 is being held at the SMC Hut – Lagangarbh Glencoe at the foot of Buachaille Etive Mor.
See the website for more details – www.smc.org.uk/huts/lagangarbh
The YMC has booked 10 places at the cottage in shared mixed dormitory at a cost of £15.00 per person, per night, self catering. The building sleeps 20 (inc 6 spaces reserved for SMC Members) so if there is sufficient demand soon enough it might be possible to reserve 4 additional bed spaces.
To secure a place payment in full will be required – £60.00. Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Yorkshire Mountaineering Club Ltd’ direct to the Meets Secretary – Graham Willis.
Bookings are being taken now on a first received basis. Should anyone wish to pay by bank transfer please contact Graham Willis in the first instance to check space availability. Payment being made to the YMC’s bank account, – Please use payment reference ‘Winter 2020’.
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 please get in touch as soon as possible.
Further information on the hut can be obtained from the SMC website otherwise please contact the Meets Secretary – Graham Willis – Please don’t attempt to make bookings direct with the SMC Hut Custodian.
2018 Photo Competition Winners
LW SMITH TROPHY Best 3 photos
1st Laurie Morse
2nd Peter Tennant
3rd Steve Bostock
DAVE STOTT TROPHY Best Mountain Landscape
1st Steve Bostock ‘Rannoch Moor’
2nd Laurie Morse ‘Everest and the South Col’
3rd Peter Tennant ‘A Moment of Clarity on Schiehallion’
GOLDEN PEG TROPHY Best Climbing
1st Laurie Morse ’Almscliffe’
2nd John Hunt ‘We never had slopers in my day’
3rd John hunt ‘Richard Allen in full focus on Hadouken (6a), Kirkstones, Ilkley Moor.’
ERNEST SHEPHERD TROPHY Best Print
1st Laurie Morse
HUMOUR Most Humorous photo
1st Laurie Morse; ‘The AA said they were busy and may be a while’
Well done to all the winners and runners up and thank you to everyone who entered in this years’ competition.
If all the winners would like to contact Andy Summerskill to arrange collection of your cash prizes.
The next Photo Competition will be back on 10th October 2019 as in previous years, I will look forward to all of your entries and remember you have to be in it to win it.
Photo show co-coordinator