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York Mountaineering Club is a mixed-membership group spanning an age range from early twenties to early sixties.
People who are relatively new to outdoor activities can mix easily with more experienced mountaineers. Members' interests vary, including hill walking, back-packing, munro bagging, indoor climbing, rock climbing, 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 extend a warm welcome to new members: the only requirement is an interest in pursuing hill-going or climbing.
Opportunities to develop outdoor skills can arise informally through participation. The Club also runs occasional skills courses and first aid courses.
The club runs on a very informal basis. Although there will be a few trips a year which will be advertised on the website, other trips are organised 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. There are regular weekend trips to Scotland, the Lakes and Wales for both walking and climbing.
Members also benefit from membership of the BMC and its insurance plus a range of discounts at outdoor retailers and places to stay.
Thursday night is our main club night and usually starts with a visit to Harrogate, climbing wall, or one of our local crags, followed by a visit to a local pub. On the 1st Thursday of every month the club will meet in The Knavesmire Pub at 10pm. Members also regularly visit Red Goat bouldering in York on Tuesdays, find us there approx 18.30 to 21.00.
The way to get started is to come along on a Thursday evening, and then join an outing. There are more details on the membership page.