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 2019 Meets Listings






DATE
          MEET DETAILS
ORGANISER/CONTACT
January 19Bouldering - Peak DistrictTom Shaw
February 10Turton reservoir to Edgeworth WalkKen Fyles
February 22-24Braithwaite Winter Climbing W/EPhil Davies
March 10Rivington area WalkKen Hollis
April 6Beginners Trad climbing - StanageTom Shaw
April 14Tegs Nose and White Nancy WalkKen Fyles
April 12-14Working W/E at BraithwaiteJeff Dodwell
May 4-11Walk long meet TorridonKen Fyles
May 11-12Trade Climbing W/E - BraithwaitePhil Davies
June 7-9Multi-pitch climbing W/E - BraithwaiteStuart Hesketh
June 14-16Langdale Hut Meet W/EKen Fyles
June 21-23Camping W/E - Ogwen ValleyAlex Ashton
July 5-7BBQ Meet at Braithwaite  W/EAlice Mason
July 12-14Trad climbing - Llaberis PassTom Shaw
August 23-26Camping W/E - PembrokeTom Shaw
September 8Whernside and Ingleborough WalkKen Fyles
October 13Kinder Scout WalkKen Fyles
October 19-20Trad Climbing - GogarthStuart Hesketh
November 9Indoor Ice Climbing - GlasgowJames Kelly
November 10Barrowford to Moorcock WalkKen Fyles
November 23Hillwalking and Scrambling - North WalesGavin Hartley
December 8Marston, Anderton and Budworth WalkKen Fyles
December 15Bouldering - Peak DistrictTom Shaw


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.