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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 14th May, 12 noon
Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge
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
WEEKEND CAMPING, CLIMBING & WALKING MEET
KESWICK – LAKE DISTRICT
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th May 2019
TO COINCIDE WITH KESWICK MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL WEEKEND
Meet Coordinator: Graham Willis
The Keswick weekend meet has been planned as a focus point for those members attending the Keswick Mountain Festival – www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk
Book your own accommodation at any of the campsites, hostels or B&B’s in and around Keswick or on the dedicated festival camp sites through the website www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk/camping/ or stay at the club cottage at Coniston and share travel costs.
Let the Meet Coordinator Graham Willis know what your plans are and arrangements can then be made to meet up and arrange climbing and walking routes and to sample the delights of the festival events.
Day trip visitors and guests welcome.
Scotland – Glenshiel
May 25 @ 10:00 am – June 1 @ 5:00 pm
Ratagan YHA (7 nights).
WALKING MEET – KETTLEWELL. YORKSHIRE DALES
INCLUDING THE SUMMITS OF GREAT WHERNSIDE & BUCKDEN PIKE
Sunday 9th June 2019
Time: 9:45am for 10:00am
Start: Pay & Display Car Park in Kettlewell Village Centre.
OSGB SD 968 724.
Sat Nav: Search for “Kettlewell Garage” in Google maps or
postcode BD23 5QZ.
Meet Coordinator: Henry Beevers
Distance: About 13 miles (20km)
Ascent: 3,280ft (1000m)
Terrain: Paths, tracks, moorland and short section of tarmac.
The meet start point is the car park in the village of Kettlewell (www.kettlewellvillage.co.uk) in the Yorkshire Dales. OSGB Grid Ref SD 968 724. Satnav users may want to use Post Code BD23 5QZ.
There are public toilets a couple of cafés and a corner shop in the village along with 3 pubs.
The proposed route follows Dowber Gill Beck up on to Great Whernside (704m). Then along Black Dike and Great Hunters Sleets to Buckden Pike (702m). Finally, dropping into Starbotton and back along the ‘Dales Way’ footpath following the River Wharfe back to Kettlewell. Mainly on good paths and tracks.
Total distance is about 20k (13m) with about 1000m (3,280ft) of ascent.
Refreshments afterwards at the Blue Bell Inn in the village – www.bluebellkettlewell.co.uk BD23 5QX
Coniston Hut – Housekeeping Meet
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd June 2019
YMC Coniston Cottage Club Meet & Club Dinner
at The Sun Hotel Coniston
Friday 28th June & Saturday 29th June 2019
Club Dinner – Saturday 29th June 2019 at 7.30pm
The club has arranged a weekend meet at the club cottage at Coniston over the weekend of Friday 28th & Saturday 29th June 2019, including an informal club dinner to be held at the Sun Hotel on the Saturday evening, meet at 7.00pm to dine at 7.30pm.
Plans are well advanced and we have arranged a two course meal for approximately £20.00 per person which will include a main course and either a starter or a dessert of your own choice. If anyone wishes to have all 3 courses there would be a corresponding increase in cost.
The meal options will be from a reduced main menu but will include a roast option, chicken, fish, vegetarian and a meat pie dish. If anyone has any specific dietary requirements please make this known at the time of booking with the Meets Secretary.
Advance booking for both the accommodation and the dinner is essential as numbers will be limited. Accommodation places at the cottage will be given priority to those attending the dinner.
Advance booking of meal options may be required by the Sun Hotel however payment is to be made to the hotel at the dinner on an individual basis. Further information can be obtained from the Meets Secretary if needed.
Anyone wishing to attend the dinner but staying elsewhere are also welcome.
Accommodation at the cottage will be at the club rates with payment in the usual manner.
In the first instance to make a reservation of both accommodation and a dinner place please contact the
YMC Meets Secretary – Graham Willis
Bookings are being taken now and will close when the available places have been filled or by 14th June 2019.
All bookings will be confirmed.
Please don’t attempt to make dinner bookings direct with the hotel
WEEKEND WALKING MEET
ROBIN HOOD’S BAY. EAST YORKSHIRE
FRIDAY 26th & SATURDAY 27th JULY 2019
Advance Notice & To Make a Reservation
Meet Coordinator: Kath & Graham Willis
Set in the North York Moors National Park, on the coast between Whitby and Scarborough, Robin Hoods Bay is an excellent location for walking groups. With the Coast to Coast walk finishing in Robin Hoods Bay, the Cleveland Way passing through and the easy access to the Moors it is an ideal base for walkers. The old railway line from Whitby to Scarborough has been made into a traffic free cycle route passing through Robin Hoods Bay. It offers cycling and easy walking in either direction. The Bay offers several pubs serving food (with family rooms), cafes, restaurants, gift shops, book shops, galleries etc. The beach is renowned for fossil-hunting.
We have provisionally booked 10 spaces in The Old School House (www.old-school-house.co.uk ) which is a catered bunk house and has 30 bed spaces in bunk-bedded centrally-heated accommodation spread through 9 bedrooms sleeping 4, 5 or 6 people. Bedding is provided and there are 4 bath/shower rooms and toilets. Groups have access to a small kitchenette with microwave, kettles and a fridge. There is an L shaped lounge/common room with sofas and chairs, a separate dining room and a boot room to store and dry wet gear. There is parking for 7 cars.
The Old School House was built in 1864 and was the village school until the 1960’s and is situated in the old village with a unique view of the red tiled cottage roof tops and the sea. Whitby 6 miles, Scarborough 17 miles.
The cost for B&B accommodation at The Old School House is:
Tariff (inc VAT)
Adults: £21.00 pppn
Children: 2-3yrs £3.60, 4-8yrs £7.70, 9-12yrs £12.85,14-17yrs £16.50 pppn
Optional evening meal (to be booked in advance).
Children from £3.15 (2-3yrs) to £6.70 (14-17 yrs)
There are other hotels, cottages and B&B’s in Robin Hood’s Bay and a campsite at Hook’s House Farm www.hookshousefarm.co.uk for those with tents and caravan/campervans. Alternatively there is a Youth Hostel at Boggle Hole. www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-boggle-hole
The weekend is self directed although the intention of the meet coordinators is to walk to Whitby following the coastal path on the Saturday with the ‘option’ of returning to RHB on the bus. On Sunday, a walk along the coastal path to Ravenscar to see the seals below Raven Hall is planned, returning along the disused railway track. For those who may be interested Kath will lead a short guided walk around the village to point out some of its history at some point during the weekend.
For those interested in climbing you might want to check out the Smuggler’s Terrace Area http://www.climbonline.co.uk/smuggler’s_terrace
Expressions of interests or to make a booking contact the Meet Coordinatiors as soon as possible as places are limited. Please don’t make bookings direct with The Old School House.
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