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Welcome to the website for York Mountaineering Club.

We are an active club with members of wide ranging ability, age and experience who enjoy mountaineering pursuits. The trip report pages on our website illustrate some of the activities undertaken by the club. Our website forum and events and notices pages give more information about upcoming events.

York Mountaineering Club is a mixed-membership group spanning an age range from eighteen to a point where we daren't ask any more.

Relative newcomers to outdoor activities can mix with more experienced mountaineers. Members' interests include hill walking, back-packing, Munro bagging, indoor, rock and winter (ice) climbing, bouldering, alpine climbing, mountaineering, fell running, skiing and snowboarding. The Club has a long history and has been active since 1948. We welcome new members: the only requirement is an interest in pursuing hill-going or climbing.

We do not offer any formal courses of instruction but encourage the opportunity to develop skills through participation in activities. The Club, however, runs an annual first aid course relevant to the mountain environment.

Trips are advertised on the website although many minor trips are organised by individual members in the pub or via the club WhatsApp group. This may be a day out rock climbing in the Peak District or Yorkshire, or hill walking in the Lakes or Dales. We make regular trips to Scotland, the Lake District and Wales for walking and climbing.

Members of York Mountaineering Club also benefit from affiliated membership of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) which provides liability insurance cover plus a range of discounts at outdoor retailers, courses and places to stay.

Thursday night is our main club night. In the winter months a club night usually involves a visit to the indoor climbing wall in Harrogate, possibly followed by a visit to a pub. In summer there will be outdoor climbing at a local crag. On the first Thursday of every month the club meets in The Fox, Holgate Road, York from 8pm.  Members also regularly visit the Red Goat bouldering wall in York on Tuesdays after 5pm and on Wednesdays at a similar time there will be a group at Freeklime at Clifton Moor.

To get started come along on any club evening and perhaps join an outing.  There are more details on the membership page and forum.

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