Join the club for only £18!
The club is open to anyone above 18 years of age, who has a basic competence in either hill walking or rock climbing.
Annual membership costs £18 per calendar year. You can join now for 2014.
To join the club first complete this application form. You will then be given the option to pay via PayPal which can be done using a credit or debit card. This will give you immediate access to the member benefits including being able to post on the forum. Alternative payment methods (cash, cheque or bank transfer) are available and the information for these is given after you have completed the application form.
- Regular trips to upland areas of England, Scotland and Wales (and the odd trip abroad)
- Regular email communications to keep members informed of trips, events, and use of our forum
- Affiliation to the BMC providing Civil Liability Insurance*
- Membership of the YHA
- Membership of the SYHA
- Affiliation to the Mountain Bothies Association
- Access to the BMC Discount Scheme
- Discounts at Lost Earth Adventures, Nevisport, Fulford Cycles, Trailblazer Outdoors (Pickering) and Cotswold
- Discounts at Harrogate Wall, Leeds Wall and The Foundry (Sheffield)
- Access to the club ice axes
As well as affiliation to the organisations listed above, the club also makes some charitable donations each year. For 2013, the club will be donating money to the MBA, the John Muir Trust and the HEAT Fund, and will be donating clothing to Share The Load.
* All members of York Mountaineering Club currently receive public liability insurance. It is possible to upgrade to individual membership to the BMC for a reduced fee if you have paid your membership for York Mountaineering Club.
Members should also read and understand the York MC Participation Statement and the BMC participation statement:
York Mountainerring Club Participation Statement
York Mountaineering Club welcomes all new members, whether you are a relative beginner or already highly experienced, or somewhere in between. Perhaps you may have done a good deal of hill walking but wish to move on to winter mountaineering, or into rock climbing. The Club tries to create opportunities for members to improve their experience at all levels. Whatever the activity, Members are expected to be responsible for their own safety, and to contribute to the safety of others. If you are new to an activity, you are asked to gain experience in stages; to learn appropriate skills, and to understand any risks involved. This is because the Club is an association of friends rather than a training organisation or a commercial “adventure-provider”. For these reasons, some of our more “serious” trips may only be suitable for people with a certain amount of previous experience, and those for whom the trip may be a “next step”. You should check this out with the event organiser.
BMC Participation Statement
The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking 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 and involvement.