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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 9th April, 12 noon
Heathfield Farm Carvery
Members past and present, guests and web 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
Wednesday Night Climbing Meets
More information will be available soon
Walking Meet –
Lofthouse & Ramsgill Environs.
Nidderdale, Yorkshire Dales
Sunday 10th March 2019
Location: Park in Lofthouse village public car park (Memorial Institute adjacent to Crown Hotel).
Sat Nav: Google search gives post code of HG3 5RZ for Sat Nav users.
Meet Coordinator: Kath & Graham Willis
Route: About 14.5k (9.1 miles) & 470m (1,541ft) of ascent. Mainly on good paths and tracks.
Facilities: There are no public toilets or shops at the start point. Nearest in Pateley Bridge
Note: Please take a packed lunch, appropriate footwear and waterproofs for the weather forecast.
The meet will start at the main village car park at the Memorial Institute adjacent to the Crown Hotel. Should the car park be full there is additional roadside parking a short walk away, outside the village on the Middlesmoor road and a public car park a little further on the same road by the entrance to the Studfold Farm caravan site and activity centre.
The proposed route will follow a section of the Nidderdale Way path on the south of River Nidd to the village of Ramsgill where we will cross to the river. We then ascend the moor using the estate tracks and climb up on to Fountains Earth Moor and across to Sypeland Crags and the two wind eroded stones known as ‘Jenny Twigg & her Daughter Tib’ (photo on notice). After lunch we’ll travel north to pick up another track that will lead us west to the Shooting House above Thrope Farm. Descending to the farm we’ll then follow the Thrope Lane (green lane track) back to the start point.
Further information on the meet can be obtained from the meet coordinators – Kath & Graham Willis –
The route is about 14.5k (9.1 miles) taking in about 470m (1,541ft) of ascent.
Refreshments afterwards at the Crown Hotel, Middlesmoor. HG3 5ST – www.crownhotelmiddlesmoor.co.uk
Walking Meet –
Dove Stone Reservoir & Saddleworth Moor
Sunday 24th March 2019
Time: 09:45 for 10:00am
Start: Peak District National Park – Binn Green Car Park off the A635 road crossing Saddleworth Moor above Dove Stone Reservoir. Arrive early as car park can get full.
OSGB Grid Ref: SE 017 043.
Sat Nav: Sat Nav users – nearest post code is OL3 7NN
Meet Coordinator: Kath & Graham Willis
Route: About 14.9k (9.2 miles) & 556m (1,825ft) of ascent.
Facilities: The public toilets in the car park have been closed, nearest in main car park by dam wall. There are no shops or other facilities at the start point.
Note: Please take a packed lunch and appropriate footwear & clothing for the weather forecast. 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.
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 the Wilderness, 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.
Refreshments afterwards at the Huntsman pub on the A635 (SE107082) www.the-huntsman-inn.com
Walking Meet –
Edale – Peak District
Sunday 7th April 2019
Time: 9:45am for 10:00am
Location: Edale village Pay & Display car park
Sat Nav: Google search gives post code of S33 7ZL for Sat Nav users.
Meet Coordinator: Laurie Morse
Distance: About 10 miles (15.5km)
Ascent: 2,037ft (621m)
Terrain: Paths, tracks, moorland and short section of tarmac.
The meet start point is the Peak District National Park car park GR SK123853. Post Code S33 7ZL. Other parking is available in the station car park close by.
Their are public toilets in the car park. There are no shops or other facilities at the start point but there is a cafe adjacent to the railway station. Other shops are available in Hope village passed on the way to Edale.
Note: Please take a packed lunch and appropriate footwear & clothing for the weather forecast.
The probable route is a clockwise route from Edale village up Grindsbrook Clough on to Kinder Scout southern edges, traversing the edges past Ringing Roger to Crookstone Hill/Jaggers Clough and returning to Edale via the YHA and Ollerbrook Booth. (Route about 10m & 600m of ascent). On the day should the party decide to extend the walk there will be an option to cross the valley and return to Edale village over Lose Hill & Hollins Cross (Route about 12.5m & 900m of ascent).
Refreshments afterwards across the road from the car park at the The Rambler Country House Hotel – https://whatpub.com/pubs/SHF/49/rambler-country-house-hotel-edale Post Code – S33 7ZA
‘Speakers From The Edge’ Tour
Hold Fast: Yosemite to Everest to Meru
Wednesday 17th April 2019 at 7.30pm
Other venues around the UK are also part of the tour – See website below for details
7th – 14th September 2019
This years club overseas trip will be to Austria and the beautiful Obergurgl region. During the trip there is the two day option to climb the Grossglockner.
Flights – Manchester- Innsbruck 7th – 14th September currently £151 + bag with Lufthansa via Frankfurt
Car hire – approx £75 per person (subject to numbers)
Mountain hut – 1 night – climbing Grossglockner (3798m) Austria’s highest peak. Ice axe and crampons required and knowledge how to use. (See the link below)
Accommodation for the remainder of the week – this will be very much dependant on how many go but as per previous trips the cost will be kept as low as possible
ÖTZTAL ON THE ROCKS – rock fax app (free)
In the Eastern Alps’ largest mountain range, the Ötztal Alps, you will find huge natural rocks. And it’s not just “normal” rock but the world’s unique Ötztal crystalline comprising mainly granite faces among countless other special types of rock. Not without reason Ötztal is considered THE ultimate granite climbing area in Tirol! The world’s climbing elite describes the Ötztal as a true Climbers’ Paradise offering also top infrastructures.
In the 19 climbing gardens with about 750 routes for climbers of all skill levels, sports climbers can choose from an almost endless vertical playground of several difficulty grades. There is no lack of variety as the climbing gardens are spread all over the valley.
Secured by wires and steel ropes, climbing fans can choose from 8 scenic via ferrata tours in the Ötztal. Handholds and hooks help to reach the top of the route safely. A helmet, a harness and snap links are absolutely required for via ferrata tours: never forget, safety comes first!
You will need to arrange your own travel insurance and please ensure it covers you for the activities you are taking part in.
The club does have a number of helmets and harnesses you can use free of charge along with any climbing kit needed.
If you are interested in this trip please let me know ASAP so I can start to make enquiries about accommodation and we can also get the flights booked before the prices start to increase.
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan Carter
Winter Trek Mount Toubkal
One of our new aspirant members is looking to winter trek Mount Toubkal in Morocco in January/February next year and is wondering if any other members are interested in joining him.
Toubkal is North Africa’s highest (4167m) peak and is a non-technical trek in summer but will require crampons and an ice-axe to ascend in the winter.
He is looking to travel/guide with KE Adventure over eight days at a cost of £525pp (exc. flights/personal kit)
Details are below:
The more people interested the greater chance of haggling like a proper Moroccan!
Please get in touch via Facebook, Twitter or email to get more information.
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