Meets

Participating in meets is what the club is all about. Meets are run by members, for members.

The club thrives by having members take an active interest in the meets that are run. To volunteer to steward a meet, or to suggest a new meet, please contact our meets secretary. The FAQ page offers advice on what to expect on a meet and guidelines for organising meets. Remember that if you have spotted potential for a new meet, the chances are high that others will also be interested!

To subscribe to the meets calendar on your smartphone, please use the URL: https://www.londonmountaineeringclub.com/icalendar/view_all

Winter Mountaineering Meet - Torridon
16 Feb 2019 to 23 Feb 2019

MEET FULL

The best meet of the year!
The annual winter meet in Scotland.

We are staying in 4 buildings around the Torridon area. ALL SPACES GONE

1, The Ben Damph - Thrail House
2, The National Trust - Glen Cottage
3, Kathleens - Croft
4, Rechullin

If you have not yet explored this area of Scotland, YOU HAVE MISSED OUT

Area is home to some of the best mountaineering in the UK and some big hard remote climbing venues, along with Stunning low level walking. BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO FIND THAT OUT ANOTHER TIME. ALL SPACE GONE

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Fronwydyr Meet
1 Mar 2019 to 3 Mar 2019

The monthly meet at the LMC hut in North Wales.

16 places available at the hut.

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Sicily
9 Mar 2019 to 16 Mar 2019

** Group accommodation is now booked in case Ipomea in San Vito.**

Rock climbing in Sicily offers everything from big wall multi-pitch rock climbing to single pitch sports routes, with the added bonus of visiting an island steeped thousands of years of civilization and culture. You will also have a chance to hike up the highest active volcano in Europe, Mt Etna, on your rest day.

There are number of flights from LHR, LWG, and STN with BA, easyjey, and Ryanair on different days of the week. The suggested flight for the meet is the easyjey flight on Saturday.
Saturday 09/03 - London Gatwick- Palermo (dep 06:45-arr 10:45)
Saturday 16/03 - Palermo - London Gatwick (dep 11:20-arr 13:20)

Accommodation will be booked based on the group size in a villa close to San Vito climbing area. For those interested in camping or booking their individual accommodation, there is also the beautiful campsite of El-Bahira.

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Sicily - With Payment
9 Mar 2019 to 16 Mar 2019

** Accommodation will be booked based on the meet size on the Feb 10th. Please book on the meet and pay the deposit by this date, if you like to be included in the accommodation booking. **

Rock climbing in Sicily offers everything from big wall multi-pitch rock climbing to single pitch sports routes, with the added bonus of visiting an island steeped thousands of years of civilization and culture. You will also have a chance to hike up the highest active volcano in Europe, Mt Etna, on your rest day.

There are number of flights from LHR, LWG, and STN with BA, easyjey, and Ryanair on different days of the week. The suggested flight for the meet is the easyjey flight on Saturday.
Saturday 09/03 - London Gatwick- Palermo (dep 06:45-arr 10:45)
Saturday 16/03 - Palermo - London Gatwick (dep 11:20-arr 13:20)

Accommodation will be booked based on the group size in a villa close to San Vito climbing area. For those interested in camping or booking their individual accommodation, there is also the beautiful campsite of El-Bahira.

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Mountain running and scrambling in Snowdonia
22 Mar 2019 to 24 Mar 2019

Two days linking up Snowdonia's ridges.

This meet is only suitable for those experienced in long-distance mountain running, comfortable on Grade 2 scrambling terrain, and capable of navigation.

Day 1
Distance: 27km
Elevation gain: 3,100m

List of scrambles (grades in brackets):
Start from Fronwydyr
Parson’s Arete (via Western Gully) (2)
Crib Goch (1)
Y Gribin (1)
Bristly Ridge (1)
Return to Fronwydyr
Route map: https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/2694067/LMC-Ridges-Day-1-v3

Day 2
Distance: 16km
Elevation gain: 2,000m

List of scrambles:
Fronwydyr
Idwal Staircase and Continuation (2)
Senior's Ridge (1)
Y Garn East Ridge (2)
Return to Fronwydyr
Route map: https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/2805007/LMC-Ridges-Day-2-v3

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Musala, Bulgaria
22 Mar 2019 to 25 Mar 2019

The Rila mountains in Bulgaria are a bus ride from the capital Sofia and include the highest summit between the Alps & Caucasus, Musala (2925 m). Weekend visit. I'm flying Wizz 14.10 Friday from Luton returning Monday 12.10 from Sofia. Saturday night in the Musala refuge

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Roaches
29 Mar 2019 to 31 Mar 2019

The finest climbing western grit has to offer. Camping at Hen Cloud within spitting distance of the crags.

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Fronwydyr Meet
5 Apr 2019 to 7 Apr 2019

16 spaces available at the hut.

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Dartmoor
12 Apr 2019 to 14 Apr 2019

Classic granite climbing. Great warm-up for Cornwall!

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Fronwydyr booked by outside club
12 Apr 2019 to 14 Apr 2019

12 spaces booked by Beeston Hill and Mountain Club.
4 loft spaces remain for LMC members.

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Cornwall
18 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019

Always a big event on the calendar! Caravans being booked as usual accommodating people + unlimited camping at Kelynack with the affable Francis. Enough quality climbs on incomparable granite (and a range of related rock types) around the Land's End peninsular to occupy a lifetime. Clifftop and beach walks. Plus Cornish pasties, palm trees, sun, smugglers' inns, and maybe the odd pirate about. See you there!
BOOK & PAY EARLY for best caravan prices: £45.20 for the weekend for caravans I have booked in 2018. Website payment link set up.

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Pembroke
3 May 2019 to 6 May 2019

Bank holiday climbing on the finest limestone in the country.

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North Devon 1 - Lower Sharpnose
17 May 2019 to 19 May 2019

Awesome long single pitch face and slab sea cliff climbing on the beautiful North Devon coast.

Low tides:

Sat - 13:00
Sun - 13:42

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Skye
25 May 2019 to 1 Jun 2019

Perfect weather and views guaranteed to accompany some of the finest scrambling, climbing and walking in the country!

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Fronwydyr Meet
31 May 2019 to 2 Jun 2019

16 spaces available at the hut.

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Working Party
7 Jun 2019 to 9 Jun 2019

Annual working party weekend. Come and join us for a weekend devoted to giving the hut a good spruce up both inside and out. No experience necessary with scope for learning new skills from some of the regulars. Laughs guaranteed. Lunches and dinner on Saturday provided and fuel costs covered. Come and make a contribution to our great base in Snowdonia.

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Climbing Wye- Wye valley South Wales
14 Jun 2019 to 16 Jun 2019

Climbing on superb Limestone in the beautiful Wye Valley in south east Wales. Lots of single pitch venues and multi-pitch at the spectacular Wintour's Leap. All less than 3 hours from London!

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Gritstone Gallop
21 Jun 2019 to 23 Jun 2019

The annual Gritstone Gallop. An ideal way to get fit for either the Alps or the Champagne Challenge.

But what is this Gallop? Allegedly used by various clubs as a pre-Alps training weekend the idea of the gallop is to climb one route at each of the eastern edges walking between them carrying all gear and food etc.

Starting at Stanage (high neb)
Stanage (plantation)
Stanage (popular)
Burbage north
Burbage south
Millstone
Lawrencefield
Frogatt
Curbar
Baslow
Gardoms
Birchen

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LMC family group
21 Jun 2019 to 23 Jun 2019

The 6 bed annexe room is booked by a LMC family group.

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Champagne Challenge
5 Jul 2019 to 7 Jul 2019

Annual endurance challenge of completing all of the peaks in Snowdonia over 3000 feet, starting and ending at the club hut.

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Fronwydyr booked by outside club
12 Jul 2019 to 14 Jul 2019

12 spaces booked by Loughton MC.
4 loft spaces remain for LMC members.

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Summer BBQ meet
2 Aug 2019 to 4 Aug 2019

Annual LMC summer BBQ at Fronwydyr. 16 spaces available.

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Summer backpacking
9 Aug 2019 to 11 Aug 2019

Weekend backpacking. Venue tbd.

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Chocolate Banana meet- Portland Dorest
16 Aug 2019 to 18 Aug 2019

Sport climbing on the lovely isle of Portland.

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Lake District
23 Aug 2019 to 26 Aug 2019

Walking and climbing

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Fronwydyr Meet
6 Sep 2019 to 8 Sep 2019

16 spaces available at the hut.

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Dolomites
7 Sep 2019 to 14 Sep 2019

The Dolomites – an area of outstanding natural beauty and fantastic quality of dolomite rock.  
The trip includes: Traditional Rock Climbing, Sport Climbing, Via Ferratas and Hiking.  
There are 20 places available in a mix of apartments, all under the same roof, booked at Garni Bellavista in the area of Arabba. 
  
Flights: 
There are three supporting airline companies and airports leaving from London to either Venice or Treviso with regular daily flights. Below is a selection of sensibly timed outbound/return ones: 
  
EasyJet: 
Outbound: EZY8067 – Gatwick > Venice Marco Polo: 12:00 – 15:10 
Return: EZY8072 – Venice Marco Polo > Gatwick: 18:50 – 20:00 
  
Ryanair: 
Outbound: FR794 – Stansted > Venice Marco Polo: 13:10 – 16:10 
Return: FR795 – Venice Marco Polo > Stansted: 16:35 – 17:45 
Return: FR799 – Venice Marco Polo > Stansted: 21:55 – 23:05
  
British Airways: 
Outbound: BA2584 – Gatwick > Venice Marco Polo: 13:25 – 16:40 
Return: BA2585 – Venice Marco Polo > Gatwick: 17:25 – 18:40  
  
I recommend taking the outbound flight: FR794 from Stansted and the return flight: FR799 from Treviso to stay with the group. But please feel free to also find your own way to the accommodation.
  
Accommodation: 
At our accommodation, Garni Bellavista, there is a choice of three types of apartment. See the list below for details: 
  
Double/Twin. Cost: £242 pppw

Triple Room. Cost: £217 pppw

Quadruple Room. Cost: £205 pppw

(all prices include breakfast)

To make payment, please follow the link and add to your basket your chosen room:
http://www.londonmountaineeringclub.com/basket

Please note, a place on this trip is only guaranteed upon payment of accommodation. And positions are filled on a first come first served basis

Garni Bellavista: http://www.booking.com/Share-aAdrvn

Paul
07905745951
paulgriffin01@hotmail.com

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North Devon 2 - Baggy Point
13 Sep 2019 to 15 Sep 2019

Sea cliff climbing. Amazing slab and face-climbing on the beautiful North Devon coast. Staying near Baggy Point to take advantage of the lifted bird bans.

Low tide:
Sat - 13:30 BST
Sun - 14:00 BST

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Fronwydyr Meet
4 Oct 2019 to 6 Oct 2019

16 spaces available at the hut.

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LMC Yomp
11 Oct 2019 to 13 Oct 2019

The Yomp is the club’s annual endurance walk of around 20-25 miles over mountainous and wild country. Location TBC.

Good accommodation near a warm, welcoming pub are sure to be key elements of the weekend.

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Navigation meet
25 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Ever got lost on a mountain? Do you end up in groups where the blind lead the blind? Not got the confidence to politely point out someone else’s navigation is flaky? Can you make quick navigation decisions, and act on them, in a biting wind and snow? Use a GPS but have no idea what to do when the batteries run out? Can’t read a map anyway? Is it time to consider coming on our annual navigation practice weekend? 2019 - explores new territory in North Yorkshire.

Staying at Lowstern Hut, Clapham, N Yorkshire.

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LMC Welsh Dinner Meet
8 Nov 2019 to 10 Nov 2019

Annual Welsh Dinner Meet with dinner at the Royal Victoria Hotel on the Saturday night.

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Fronwydyr booked by outside club
15 Nov 2019 to 17 Nov 2019

12 spaces booked by York Alpine Club.
4 loft spaces available to LMC members.

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Fronwydyr booked by outside group
10 Jan 2020 to 12 Jan 2020

12 spaces booked by Croydon MC.
4 loft spaces remain for LMC members.

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LMC booked by outside club
14 Feb 2020 to 16 Feb 2020

12 spaces booked by Polaris MC.
4 loft spaces available to LMC members.

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