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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 8th January, 12 noon
Members past and present, guests and web behaved Grandchildren are most welcome, for an afternoon of gourmet eating and scintillating conversation.
Wednesday Night Climbing Meets
FREE - Learn to Lead Climb Indoors
Wednesday 23rd January 17.00 hours
Wednesday 30th January 17.00 hours
ROKT Climbing Gym
These meets are designed for climbers that can already competently climb indoors on a top rope. You should be able to correctly tie into a harness and also belay safely before joining this meet.
There is no charge for the instruction but you will need to pay the entrance fee at the venue (approx £8). A session like this would usually cost around £90 per person!
The club can provide all equipment including ropes. You will need to bring your own climbing shoes or hire them at the venue (approx £3)
The Yorkshire Mountaineering club is an affiliated member of the British Mountaineering Council and insurance for this activity is provided by the BMC for YMC members and Aspirant members
The YMC and BMC recognise 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.
Meet co-ordinator is Jonathan Carter
The 2018 photo competition has been re-scheduled to
Thursday 10th January 2019 at 8.15 pm
Thornfield House, Bruntcliffe Road, Morley, Leeds. LS27 0QG
Sandwiches & chips will once again be provided on the night
As always, there can only be a competition if members submit entries. So please, do make every effort to contribute. Trophies and prizes will be presented on the night of the competition for the winners.
There will be a further photo show in February, so any photographs or digital images from your travels, which you would like to share with the rest of the club, would be gratefully received.
PHOTO COMPETITION RULES
Printed Photographs or digital images can be submitted for the competition. In the past slides where allowed to be entered, however the slide scanner is unavailable, so printed photographs should be entered in their place. Digital images can be submitted via email in any memory format, although a disposable CD or memory stick would be preferred. If you do not intend to be present on the competition night and cannot nominate someone to collect your photographs or memory system, can you please enclose return post and packaging?
As in last years’ competition, images do not have to have been taken in the previous 12 months. They cannot however have been entered in any previous club competition, and they are not allowed to have been digitally enhanced (in camera menu options and formats are permitted).
Judging of the photos will again be as last year. That is, the membership present on the evening will award points to each photo shown randomly, by title but without the identity of the photographer. When all photos have been shown, voting slips will be collected and the total points for each photo calculated. The photos will be re-shown, identified and the score achieved announced. The highest total in each category wins.
Trophies and prizes will be presented on the night.
Members may submit up to 3 photos/slides of mountaineering interest and prizes are awarded for:
LW SMITH TROPHY - Best Overall Score for 3 photos
DAVE STOTT TROPHY - Single Best Mountain Landscape
GOLDEN PEG TROPHY - Single Best Climbing Photo
Members may submit 1, 2, or 3 photos in any combination but will obviously need to enter 3 in order to win the LW Smith Trophy.
Separate from, and in addition to the main category, the most humorous photo entered as voted by the members present. A single photo can be submitted but it is not necessary to have entered the main section.
Again, a single photo taken by a member's child aged under the age of 16. It is not necessary to have entered the main competition, but it is allowed to have been part of the main competition. Please indicate if it is in both sections.
The subject must be of a scene or activity of interest to the YMC. Entries must be 10" x 8" (25cm X 20cm), mounted or unmounted. It is not necessary to have entered any other section. Prints can be submitted in advance or on the night.
All entries must clearly indicate:
- Photographer's Name
- Photograph Title
- Section Entered
Please send all entries to:
Closing date for all entries is: Tuesday 8th January 2019
2017 TROPHY HOLDERS
Would all trophy holders please confirm that they are bringing them to the competition (or making alternative arrangements to return them to me before the competition night).
TEMPORARY PHOTO SHOW COORDINATOR
Ilkley Cow & Calf Walking & Climbing Meet
Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December 2018
Location: Main public car park at Cow & Calf Rocks, Hanginstone Road, Ilkley OSGB SE 130 467
Sat Nav: Google gives LS29 8RF for Sat Nav users.
Meet Coordinator: Derek Field
Route: About 10-12k (6-8 miles) & 260m (900ft) of ascent.
Note: Please take appropriate footwear and waterproofs for the weather forecast.
Facilities: Toilets and cafe at the start point & The Cow & Calf Hotel in walking distance
This is the annual YMC Boxing Day Walking & Climbing Meet at Ilkley commencing at 10.30am.
The Walking Meet - proposed route will be decided on the day subject to the weather but will be a circuit of the moor of about 6-8 miles. Additional details will be circulated closer to the meet.
The Climbing Meet - To be decided on the day by those members attending.
Further information on the meet can be obtained from the meet coordinator - Derek Field
Refreshments afterwards in Ilkley town centre.
Walking Meet - Blackstone Edge. Near Ripponden. Sowerby Bridge.
Sunday 13th January 2019
Location: Baitings Reservoir Car Park. OSGB SE 011 191 on A58 Rochdale Road west of Ripponden.
Sat Nav: Google search gives post code of HX6 4LR for Sat Nav users.
Meet Coordinator: Kath & Graham Willis
Route: About 15.8k (9.8 miles) & 348m (1,142ft) of ascent.
Facilities: There are no public toilets or shops at the start point. Nearest in Ripponden village.
Note: Please take appropriate footwear and waterproofs for the weather forecast.
The meet will start at the main Yorkshire Water Services car park by the dam wall at Baitings Reservoir.
The proposed route crosses the dam wall and climbs up via Grey Stone Height on to Rishworth Moor. Traversing Warm Withens Hill and flint Hill we then drop down to cross the dam wall at Green Withens Reservoir for lunch. Following the access track and water leat we'll join up with the Pennine Way path over Blackstone Edge. At the Aiggin Stone we'll join the old Packhorse Road dropping down Rag Sappling Clough to Fairy Hill and a short section of road walking beside the A58 before joining the waterside path around Baitings Reservoir back to the start point.
Further information on the meet can be obtained from the meet coordinators - Kath & Graham Willis
The walking route will be a circular route of about 15.8k (9.8 miles) taking in about 348m (1,142ft) of ascent.
Refreshments afterwards at The beehive Inn, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge. HX6 4LU - www.beehive-inn.co.uk
Coniston Hut – Housekeeping Meet.
Friday & Saturday 18-19th January 2019
Langdale Burns Supper - Rawhead – Joint Fell & Rock Club Meet
Friday & Saturday 25th-26th January 2019
Winter Trek Mount Toubkal
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