Wainstones 31st of May

On Bank Holiday Monday, the 31st of May 2021 we had the first York Mountaineering Club climbing day out in what seems like an eternity. The weather and venue could not have been better and our group of eight had a most pleasant day at the Wainstones. There were surprisingly… Continue reading


30 April 2021 Having not been in the mountains for over a year,it was decided that as soon as the border reopened I was to head North. After notifying Storm of my intended plans we jumped in the van and headed up the M74. We eventually arrived at the Victoria… Continue reading

More than half a glass

Creag Meagaidh requires 880 metres of ascent to the summit. Gairich, (just as another example) 730 metres. But you might benchmark 1000 metres uphill for a typical Highland day.  I decided to see how many of those pesky brown lines could be crossed in a moderate day close to York:-… Continue reading


The 23 March will be the anniversary of the first lockdown and a time of reflection for all of us for many reasons. I feel that the club should be no different. Plus with pandemic matters moving into a new phase I feel it worth encouraging some consideration about our… Continue reading

Abraham’s Tea Round

During lockdown as all the trips that we had planned were getting cancelled and my disappointment and frustration was increasing, Erin mentioned to me that she’d seen a run online called Abraham’s Tea Round.Intrigued by the tea aspect, I thought it sounded like quite a jolly laid back affair and… Continue reading