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 2018 Meets Listings
|Jan 7||Walk Local Area - Winter Hill||Simon Wallbank|
|Jan 14||Indoor Climbing at Awesome Walls Sheffield||Tom Shaw|
|Jan 26-28||Braithwaite Winter Climbing/Walking W/E||Ken Fyles|
|Feb 11||Lyme Park and the Gritstone Trail Walk||Ken Fyles|
|Feb 23-25||Braithwaite and Kendal Wall W/E||Lee Foster|
|Mar 4||Longridge Fell Walk||Ken Fyles|
|Mar 16-18||Annual Dinner W/E - Capel Curig||Ken Fyles|
|Apr 8||Peak District Walk||Lee Foster|
|April 14-15||Tremadoc Climbing W/E||Tom Shaw|
|Apr 27-29||Working W/E at Braithwaite||Simon Wallbank|
|May 6||Peak District Climbing||Kieran Conneely|
|May||Week-long Meet in Glencoe||Ken Fyles|
|May 20||Climbing in LLangollan Area||Lee Foster|
|Jun 15-17||Langdale Hut Meet W/E||Ken Fyles|
|June 22-24||Beginners' Rock Climbing, Braithwaite W/E||Jeff Dodwell|
|Jul 6-8||BBQ Meet at Braithwaite W/E||Alice Mason|
|Jul 15||Peak District Mountain Walk||Ian Collins|
|Aug 24-27||August Bank Holiday, Cornwall||Tom Shaw|
|Sep 1||Wiltonfest (BMC Sponsored)||Simon Wallbank|
|Sep 9||Fair Snape Fell and Wolf Fell Walk||Ken Fyles|
|Sep 14-16||Hut Meet, Bethesda W/E||Jeff Dodwell|
|Oct 5-7||Moelwyns N. Wales, Hut Meet W/E||Yvonne Parr|
|Oct 14||Clwydians Moel Famau Walk||Roger Sager|
|Oct 27||Halloween Meet||Alice Mason|
|Nov 11||Silverdale area Walk||Ken Fyles|
|Nov 18-25 TBC||Spain - Mallorca Week||TBC|
|Dec 9||Great Hill Walk and Scramble||Ken Fyles|
|Dec 28||Delamere Forest area Walk||Ken Fyles|
|Dec 29||New Year at Braithwaite||Ken Fyles|
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.
New and prospective members are welcome to attend but please contact the Chairman(via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) to check that a meeting is planned and that somebody will be expecting you.