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

Alps meet - Chamonix
13 Jul 2018 to 22 Jul 2018

Annual LMC alps meet. Overwhelming choice of classic rock climbing and mountaineering at all grades.

Closest airport is Geneva

Staying at the Camping Du Glaciere in Argentiere. No booking required.

Car hire optional as the public transport up and down the Chamonix valley is sufficient to get into town and to lift stations etc. Plenty of reasonably priced transfer services operate between Geneva airport and Agentiere.

Suggest flights:

LGW to GVA - 17:00 on Friday 13 July
GVA to LGW - 16:00 on Sunday 22 July

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Southern Sandstone - Bowles Rocks Family meet
21 Jul 2018 to 22 Jul 2018

Day trip (22nd July) to sunny Bowles for humbling sandstone climbing at all grades.
Bring the little ones to top rope, play in the grass or just have picnic in the sun.
Meet up at 10am
Public Transport:
Nearest Station- Eridge (20mins walk)
Regular trains from London Bridge
https://bowles.rocks/individuals-and-families/rock-climbing/

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Swanage
27 Jul 2018 to 28 Jul 2018

Limestone climbing on sunny south facing sea cliffs, both sport and trad climbing. Great routes for all abilities. Staying at the Weston dairy campsite.

Restarting meet due to bug with pre-payment system on previous meet.

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Summer BBQ meet
3 Aug 2018 to 5 Aug 2018

Annual summer BBQ at Fronwydyr

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Mountaineering in Lofoten, Norway
4 Aug 2018 to 12 Aug 2018

Lofoten is an archipelago lying within the Arctic Circle and is part of Norway. Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands.

Outbound
Flight:
4. Aug 09:20 London-Gatwick > 12:25 Oslo
4. Aug 14:45 Oslo > 16:15 Bodø
Hire Car
Ferry:
18:45 Bodo > Moskenes 22:00

Accommodation:
AirBnB in Barstrand (for first 8) / Camping for additional participants

Inbound Ferry:
Moskenes 11:00 > Bodo 15:00
Return Car
Flight:
12. Aug 19:45 Bodø > 21:15 Oslo
12. Aug 22:05 Oslo > 23:25 Gatwick

Additional members are welcome to join the trip but will need to arrange their own accommodation or camping.

For further information please contact meet steward.

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Sports Climbing at Isle of Portland- Dorset
17 Aug 2018 to 18 Aug 2018

One of the sunniest part of UK offers extensive sports climbing on Limestone with a full range of grades.
Travel light as we stay at the tip of the Island at Portland Bunk house with panoramic views.
BBQ on Saturday night & Deep Water Soloing at Lulworth Cove.
Leaving on Friday evening.. about 3 hrs drive from London and returning on Sunday afternoon.

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Mamores Traverse - August bank holiday
24 Aug 2018 to 27 Aug 2018

Taking the Sleeper train from Euston on (24th August at 20:28) Friday Night we will sleep cosy and hop off at the remotest train station in the UK, Corrour (08:59). We will then take in a 2 Corbett’s and a Graham to hopefully are camp spot near ‘Coire an Lachain’. Waking up casually we will then commence the traverse of the Mamores, pitching for a 2nd night at ‘Lochan Coire Nam Miseach’. A casual start the next day we will take in the final 2 summits and head to Fort William for a well-earned pint or two, before hoping back on the Sleeper (27th August at 19:50) and arriving into Euston and back to the daily grind.

Note, have been advised by Caledonian Sleeper:

We would like to notify you of some up-coming engineering works that may affect any bookings you may be planning for the end of August.

London Euston Station will be closed from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August inclusive and from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of August inclusive. The Caledonian Sleeper Service will be arriving and departing from London Kings Cross station.

We are awaiting confirmation of our timetables, revised departure times and arrival times will apply on these dates. We will be in contact closer to the time of travel with any guests who have bookings with us when the revised timings have been confirmed.

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Bertie Memorial Meet at Gower - South Wales
25 Aug 2018 to 27 Aug 2018

UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was a favourite by Late Bertie.
Expect Sea cliff climbing , prestine sandy beaches and Coastal walks. Bertie stories comes as a bonus.
Camping details to follow.

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Fronwydyr booked by outside club
31 Aug 2018 to 1 Sep 2018

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

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LMC Fronwydyr Meet
7 Sep 2018 to 9 Sep 2018

16 spaces available

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Lake District
14 Sep 2018 to 16 Sep 2018

Climbing and walking. Camping, exact location to be decided and weather dependent.

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Ultimate Euro Yomp - Ardennes
28 Sep 2018 to 30 Sep 2018

Walk three countries in a day, and the highest point of one! An ultimate heart of Europe walk in the steep wooded hills of the Ardennes. Based at the excellent Luxembourg City YH, only a 1 hour flight from London, and making use of Luxembourg's unrivalled public transport system at 4 euros per day for the whole country, discover why this is an obvious yet overlooked weekend venue for the London based hill traveller. Post-yomp culture in Luxembourg City. Climbing at Berdorf if you have any energy left. Option to stay on a day until Monday. Book early for cheap flights and to self book your place at the hostel.

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LMC Fronwydyr Meet
5 Oct 2018 to 7 Oct 2018

16 spaces available

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Kalymnos Climbing
9 Oct 2018 to 16 Oct 2018

Spend a holiday climbing the beautiful Greek island that is Kalymnos. The island is superbly equipped for climbing, donned as one of the safest places to climb in the world. Featuring approximately 3000 sport routes, there is a wealth of climbing across all the grades (single and multi-pitch) from easy routes for beginners to the extremely hard ones for experts.
And surrounded by crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, dotted by beaches, watching the sun slip into the horizon isn’t a bad way to end the day either.

ACCOMMODATION:

We will be staying at Villa Fantasia in the beautiful area of Panormos.  The villa sleeps 10 people and will cost £121 per person for the week. 
[THE VILLA IS NOW FULL]
...But alternatively, if you want to find your own accommodation, of which there is plenty, then you're most welcome to do so.

[ Payment for the villa, please click on the link below:
http://www.londonmountaineeringclub.com/basket ]
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FLIGHTS:

Outbound flight:
Tue 9/10/18 @ 15:10
Gatwick > Kos
EZY879

Return flight:
Tue 16/10/18 @ 22:00
Kos > Gatwick
EZY879

[Please note that international flights will not fly directly to/from Kalymnos. Instead, fly to the nearby island Kos and take the short ferry across].
- No holiday to the Med is complete without a boat trip :)

For further information contact the meet steward.

Paul Griffin
07905745951
paulgriffin01@hotmail.com / paulgriffin@nhs.net

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Fronwydyr booked by outside club
19 Oct 2018 to 21 Oct 2018

12 spaces booked by Beeston Hill and Mountaineering Club.
4 loft spaces available for LMC members.

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LMC Yomp Lake Disrict
19 Oct 2018 to 20 Oct 2018

The years yomp will take place in the Lake District.

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

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

Further details closer to the date.

Arrive late on Friday, 19 and leave on Sunday, 21 October.

If you are interested, please contact Meet Steward

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Fronwydyr booked by outside club
26 Oct 2018 to 28 Oct 2018

12 spaces booked by Innominata MC.
4 loft spaces available for LMC members.

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LMC Navigation meet with fireworks
2 Nov 2018 to 4 Nov 2018

A weekend run by club members to take people through navigation skills (Stephen Clark and others). Useful both for the overconfident hardened mountaineer, as well as the less experienced. Meet is run in November as nights are long, and weather is likely to be foul. But don't worry we help each other out, and everyone learns lots.

The weekend is focused on reading the map and using a compass. Even if you tend to rely on a GPS [these days] being able to read the map and make good navigation decisions in cold wet clag still vital! You’ll end up a better navigator, and be able to hold your own when others want to take you into the abyss.

The weekend is based on routes set up to learn skills. Includes night navigation (with gorse bushes), a fireworks spectacle (for those back before 10pm), and a Sunday navigation-led quiz (with prizes!).

Optional classroom session over a pint in a London pub on Monday 29 October. Contact me if you want to know more about the meet.

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Fronwydyr booked by outside club
16 Nov 2018 to 18 Nov 2018

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

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LMC Welsh Dinner Meet
23 Nov 2018 to 25 Nov 2018

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

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Winter Munro Meet
6 Dec 2018 to 9 Dec 2018

The annual pre Christmas meet in Scotland.
Climb unpronounceable peaks in inclement weather and then celebrate in a nice hut/hostel over hot food and a wee dram of whiskey!

This meet is aimed for Winter walkers rather than winter climbers. However, attendees need to be able to use crampons and ice axe if necessary.

The location of the meet is still to be confirmed.
Arrive on Thursday 6th and depart on Sunday 9 December (3 bed nights).

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Yorkshire Christmas meet
27 Dec 2018 to 30 Dec 2018

Make the most of the downtime between Christmas and New Year. Exact location tbc. Arriving 27th December leaving 30th December.

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

Annual winter meet in Scotland.

Unfortunately the stunning Ben Damph Estate log cabin....... has burned down mid June.

Have now book the Ben Damph Estate - Thrail House which takes up to 8 spaces. 4 paid for already with 1 pending. Leaving potentially only 3 spaces as of 22/06

If there is enough demand could expand.

If you have not yet explored this area of Scotland, do not miss out.

Area is home to some of the best mountaineering in the UK and some big hard remote climbing venues.

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