Meets

How To Attend A Meet

All members, prospective members, and guests of the club, who wish to attend a meet are asked to contact the meet coordinator before the Wednesday prior to the meet. Any meet may be changed, postponed or even cancelled without notice if no-one seems to be interested.

Non-members who wish to attend a meet should contact st.helensmc@gmail.com stating which meet they wish to attend together with their own details and contact telephone number.

Complete 2018 Meets Listings






DATE
          MEET DETAILS
ORGANISER/CONTACT
Jan 7Walk Local Area - Winter HillSimon Wallbank
Jan 14Indoor Climbing at Awesome Walls SheffieldTom Shaw
Jan 26-28Braithwaite Winter Climbing/Walking W/EKen Fyles
Feb 11Lyme Park and the Gritstone Trail WalkKen Fyles
Feb 23-25Braithwaite and Kendal Wall W/ELee Foster
Mar 4Longridge Fell WalkKen Fyles
Mar 16-18Annual Dinner W/E - Capel CurigKen Fyles
Apr 8Peak District WalkLee Foster
April 14-15Tremadoc Climbing  W/ETom Shaw
Apr 27-29Working W/E at BraithwaiteSimon Wallbank
May 6Peak District ClimbingKieran Conneely
May Week-long Meet in GlencoeKen Fyles
May 20Climbing in LLangollan AreaLee Foster
Jun 15-17Langdale Hut Meet W/EKen Fyles
June 22-24Beginners' Rock Climbing, Braithwaite W/EJeff Dodwell
Jul 6-8BBQ Meet at Braithwaite  W/EAlice Mason
Jul 15Peak District Mountain WalkIan Collins
Aug 24-27August Bank Holiday, CornwallTom Shaw
Sep 1Wiltonfest (BMC Sponsored)Simon Wallbank
Sep 9Fair Snape Fell and Wolf Fell WalkKen Fyles
Sep 14-16Hut Meet, Bethesda  W/EJeff Dodwell
Oct 5-7Moelwyns N. Wales, Hut Meet W/EYvonne Parr
Oct 14Clwydians Moel Famau WalkRoger Sager
Oct 27Halloween MeetAlice Mason
Nov 11Silverdale area WalkKen Fyles
Nov 18-25 TBCSpain - Mallorca WeekTBC
Dec 9Great Hill Walk and ScrambleKen Fyles
Dec 28Delamere Forest area WalkKen Fyles
Dec 29New Year at BraithwaiteKen Fyles

Wednesday Walks
For those lucky enough to be retired or just have a lot of holidays there are the Wednesday walks. These meet at 10am at a pre-determined walking area never more than 40 miles radius from St. Helens / Warrington. Group size is usually three to six at the moment and there is often a pub lunch. On sunny days in Summer walks may be longer and deeper into the hills with a picnic lunch.
To find out location of the next walk phone Ken Fyles on Tuesdays on 01942 733380.


Climbing and Mountaineering

Meets normally include weekend meets at our own hut, or other clubs huts, camping meets for climbing or walking (usually in the Summer), extended meets in Scotland, the Alps, or other regions, and local evening rock climbing meets. The club also schedules Working Weekends for repairs and improvements to the Club Hut.

St.Helens is conveniently situated close to the motorway network and is just one and a half hours drive from popular rock climbing venues in the Lake District, North Wales and the Peak District. Cheshire sandstone (including Frodsham, Helsby and Pex Hill) and Lancashire grit (including Brownstones, Wilton and the Rivington quarries) are also close enough for an evening's climbing or a short winter's day.

The members elect a committee who arrange the programme of meets for the year. Club meet details and venues are printed on the membership card issued to all members. The venues are a reflection of suggestions from the club members.

In addition to the official meets, many members arrange their own informal meets most weekends. These are arranged by e-mail, in the pub or at the indoor climbing meet. If you are interested in coming along, just ask.

Some meets are specifically designated as beginners' meets and the club arranges for the more experienced members to be available to supervise novices. If you are interested in joining the club and would like to attend one of the meets then please contact st.helensmc@gmail.com.



New and prospective members are welcome to attend but please contact the Chairman(via e-mail to st.helensmc@gmail.com) to check that a meeting is planned and that somebody will be expecting you.


Indoor Climbing

Since we have a price concession on Monday evenings, our indoor climbing meet is at the North West Face climbing wall, in Warrington(on the A49 near Tesco), every Monday evening from 7pm onwards (except bank holidays and other seasonal holidays). Attending this meet is the quickest and simplest way for prospective members to meet us and to have a go at climbing. This meet is not formally organised, just turn up and enquire at the reception desk at the North West Face and the staff will introduce you.



Rambles and Winter Walks

The club also runs a series of rambles on the first Sunday of each month. These are usually around 8 to 12 miles and include a stop for a pub lunch. Past venues have included the Lancashire moors, the Pennines and even the Wirral.