York Mountaineering club welcomes new members who are over 18 years of age, but please note the BMC participation statement above which applies to our activities.
You may have great experience and knowledge of some or all such mountain based activities or you may have none. However whilst we are keen to encourage and support we cannot provide training to beginners. What we can do is advise on where suitable training may be available by appropriate organisations or individuals for all kinds of mountain activity. Most people who join are not without some experience, for example for those with some hill walking or indoor climbing experience and who are are keen to progress, we can offer plenty of opportunities to get out and help develop your skills. Alternatively you may be well qualified and experienced in one or more activities and the club easily facilities contact with other members of a similar standard to help you take your chosen sport even further.
Overall our aim is to help not hinder and to encourage participation in the activities we love, so if unsure please contact us and we will advise on where to start, discuss whether it is right for you, and how to join in.
Prospective new members are welcome to join in our activities for a trial period (up to 3 months) but before doing so you must please complete the membership form so that we can capture your details and you can join in and try it out to see if it is what you expect and want out of a club. It is important that you complete the form as this ensures that yourself and the club are insured. No membership fee is payable until the three month period is complete.
The BMC provides excellent guidance about clubs, membership and equipment via the following link:
We aim to be a friendly inclusive club so thank you for reading this far and we look forward to hearing from you.