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 12th December, 12 noon
Christmas Dinner, Drop Farm Oxenhope
Members past and present, guests and web behaved Grandchildren are most welcome, for an afternoon of gourmet eating and scintillating conversation.
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
Wednesday Night Climbing Meets
The club has had a fantastic year on the climbing front this year with us attracting lots of new members and the regular outdoor climbing meets being very well attended however, sadly, the darker nights now mean that that's it for this year outdoors!
But...................the great news is the indoor meets are back!
Starting next Wednesday we will run our regular weekly indoor sessions. Below is the list of where we will be each week.
And, remember we have the clubs kit for use so you don't need to go out and buy anything. We cater for any level of climber from beginner to expert.
So if you want to join us just come along. We meet around 6pm and climb for about 3 hours. There is a fee at the wall and I am working on getting a discount for club members so, make sure you bring your membership card.
Any questions please feel free to give me a call
Hope to see you there
1st November - Huddersfield Climbing Centre
8th November - Leeds Wall
15th November - Huddersfield Climbipng Centre
22nd November - Huddersfield Climbing Centre
29th November - Leeds Wall
November Meets Photo Show
WEEKEND WALKING MEET - Marsden Sunday 19th November
Time: 09:45 for 10:00am
Start: Marsden Railway Station Car Park
Distance: About 9.2 miles
Terrain: Paths, track, moorland & short sections of tarmac.
Meet coordinator is Laurie Morse
Meeting start point is the station car park in the town of Marsden (GR SE047118). Parking is available in the large station car park itself or on the roadside near the entrance to it. Start time is 10.00am prompt.
The route is generally a clockwise walk from the town setting off southwards to climb up on to the moors above the town.
The walk will start with 1/2 mile on the road and follow the Kirklees Way past Butterley and Blakeley reservoirs before a descent, then a short steep ascent up and on to the Pennine Way. This will be followed over exposed moors, past Black Moss reservoir to cross the A62 and on to Standedge. At the A 640 we turn sharp right to follow the rutted path back to Marsden. Total about 9.2 miles, planning to get back to the car park by late afternoon.
Walking boots, warm and wet weather gear will be needed plus a packed lunch.
9th NOVEMBER 2017
Change of Programme
Unfortunately, due to other commitments, Ralph Crouch is now not able to attend on Thursday. His presentation on The National Parks of The United States will have to take place at a later date.
The Good News
We do have an alternative presentation by one of the stalwarts of the club.
More Good News
As well as a presentation to rival that of Leo Dickinson or Bear Grylls, there will also be food provided. Following the show there will be sandwiches and chips. I know it's dark and cold these autumnal nights, but why not come along and not only be entertained but fed as well.
ISLAND PEAK (Imja Tse)
A slight change to the usual format of our shows in that Laurie will be presenting a video record of his trip to climb Island Peak. Standing at 6189m (20,300ft) in the remote Barun gorge between Baruntse and Makalu, it was described by Eric Shipton as "a mountain resembling an island in a sea of ice". Laurie was joined on the trip by his wife Ann, Ian and Elaine Gamble, and Pete Fenlon. Come along and marvel at the magnificent scenery and the effects that altitude and passing years have had on the participants.
The Show will take place at: Thornfield House (Masonic Hall), Bruntcliffe Rd, Morley, Leeds LS27 0QG. http://www.thornfieldhouse.co.uk
Click on the link above for information about Thornfield House. To view it's location click on the ‘Contact’ tab in the green bar at the top of the page. On the ‘Contact’ page, click on the map which will bring up a ‘Google Maps’ page with a map of where Thornfield House is. You will be able to zoom in and out to get a better idea of its location.
If you want directions to the house, on the side panel to the left, click on ‘Directions’ at the bottom left of the blue section. You will then see the cursor flashing above 'Masonic Hall, Bruntcliffe Rd, Morley, Leeds LS27 0QG’. Enter your start location, and you will be provided with a map and route options.
Please be aware that the drive entrance is quite dark and that a slow approach is advised.
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