How To Attend A MeetAll 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 firstname.lastname@example.org stating which meet they wish to attend together with their own details and contact telephone number.
Complete 2019 Meets Listings
|January 19||Bouldering - Peak District||Tom Shaw|
|February 10||Turton reservoir to Edgeworth Walk||Ken Fyles|
|February 22-24||Braithwaite Winter Climbing W/E||Phil Davies|
|March 10||Rivington area Walk||Ken Hollis|
|April 6||Beginners Trad climbing - Stanage||Tom Shaw|
|April 14||Tegs Nose and White Nancy Walk||Ken Fyles|
|April 12-14||Working W/E at Braithwaite||Jeff Dodwell|
|May 4-11||Walk long meet Torridon||Ken Fyles|
|May 11-12||Trade Climbing W/E - Braithwaite||Phil Davies|
|June 7-9||Multi-pitch climbing W/E - Braithwaite||Stuart Hesketh|
|June 14-16||Langdale Hut Meet W/E||Ken Fyles|
|June 21-23||Camping W/E - Ogwen Valley||Alex Ashton|
|July 5-7||BBQ Meet at Braithwaite W/E||Alice Mason|
|July 12-14||Trad climbing - Llaberis Pass||Tom Shaw|
|August 23-26||Camping W/E - Pembroke||Tom Shaw|
|September 8||Whernside and Ingleborough Walk||Ken Fyles|
|October 13||Kinder Scout Walk||Ken Fyles|
|October 19-20||Trad Climbing - Gogarth||Stuart Hesketh|
|November 9||Indoor Ice Climbing - Glasgow||James Kelly|
|November 10||Barrowford to Moorcock Walk||Ken Fyles|
|November 23||Hillwalking and Scrambling - North Wales||Gavin Hartley|
|December 8||Marston, Anderton and Budworth Walk||Ken Fyles|
|December 15||Bouldering - Peak District||Tom Shaw|
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 MountaineeringMeets 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 email@example.com.